2012 Volkswagen PASSAT Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Diesel Recall

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2012 Volkswagen PASSAT Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Diesel Recall

 NHTSA Recall #124445
NHTSA Compaign #17V309000
MFG Compaign #23W5
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT
 Model Year2012
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL
 Date of notification07/07/17
 Begin date of manufacuring11/04/11
 End date of manufacturing25/07/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received11/05/17
 Report created12/05/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units84262
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 passat vehicles, equipped with diesel engines and direct-shift transmissions (dsg). The vehicle's underbody heat shield may not be long enough to protect the right half-shaft grease boot from heat, potentially resulting in a grease leak.
 Consequence summaryIf the leaking grease contacts a heated surface, such as the exhaust system and/or the diesel particulate filter (dpf), it could increase the risk of fire.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft heat shield, free of charge. The recall began on july 7, 2017. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23w5.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
 NHTSA Recall #124446
NHTSA Compaign #17V309000
MFG Compaign #23W5
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT
 Model Year2012
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
 Date of notification07/07/17
 Begin date of manufacuring11/04/11
 End date of manufacturing25/07/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received11/05/17
 Report created12/05/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units84262
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 passat vehicles, equipped with diesel engines and direct-shift transmissions (dsg). The vehicle's underbody heat shield may not be long enough to protect the right half-shaft grease boot from heat, potentially resulting in a grease leak.
 Consequence summaryIf the leaking grease contacts a heated surface, such as the exhaust system and/or the diesel particulate filter (dpf), it could increase the risk of fire.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft heat shield, free of charge. The recall began on july 7, 2017. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23w5.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • 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.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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