2006 Volkswagen PASSAT Steering Linkages Tie Rod Assembly Recall

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2006 Volkswagen PASSAT Steering Linkages Tie Rod Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #61289
NHTSA Compaign #05V540000
MFG Compaign #M5
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT
 Model Year2006
 ComponentSTEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
 Date of notification07/12/05
 Begin date of manufacuring03/03/05
 End date of manufacturing05/05/05
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received30/11/05
 Report created29/11/05
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units15
 Defect summaryOn certain passenger vehicles, the left and right tie rod securing nut may be insufficiently torqued.
 Consequence summaryAn insufficiently tightened tie rod nut may loosen, resulting in separation of a tie rod. This can cause a loss of steering control, which could cause a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect and install new left and right tie rod securing nuts at the proper torqued specification. The recall began on december 7, 2005. Owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298.
 Recall notesVolkswagen recall no. M5. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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