2018 Volkswagen PASSAT Exterior Lighting Headlights Recall

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2018 Volkswagen PASSAT Exterior Lighting Headlights Recall

 NHTSA Recall #146859
NHTSA Compaign #19V389000
MFG Compaign #94L9
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT
 Model Year2018
 ComponentEXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
 Date of notification16/07/19
 Begin date of manufacuring20/04/15
 End date of manufacturing14/01/19
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received22/05/19
 Report created24/05/19
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number108
Estimated number of affected units662185
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2020 volkswagen passat and 2018-2019 atlas vehicles. The blocking cap disabling the adjustment of the headlight's horizontal aim may not have been installed. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
 Consequence summaryWithout the blocking cap, the headlight aim can be adjusted out of specification, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, block the headlight horizontal adjustment, free of charge. The recall began july 16, 2019. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 94l9.
 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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