NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V309
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 84,262
Heat Shield not Long Enough to Prevent Damage
If 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.
Volkswagen 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.