2012 Volkswagen PASSAT Exterior Lighting Headlights Recall

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2012 Volkswagen PASSAT Exterior Lighting Headlights Recall

 NHTSA Recall #102509
NHTSA Compaign #14V125000
MFG Compaign #94G8/7V
 ManufacturerVolkswagen of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT
 Model Year2012
 ComponentEXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
 Date of notification13/05/14
 Begin date of manufacuring01/01/11
 End date of manufacturing30/11/12
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received17/03/14
 Report created19/03/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units150201
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 passat vehicles manufactured january 2011 through november 2012. In the affected vehicles, the low beam headlight bulb may become loose and lose electrical contact.
 Consequence summaryA loss of low beam headlights may reduce the driver's visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen notified owners, and dealers will replace the bulb holder, free of charge. The recall began in may 2014. Owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagens recall number associated with this campaign is 94g8/7v.
 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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