Recall 45G6 – Brake Lights Don’t Activate During Emergency Brake Application – 2016-2017 Audi Q3

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V400
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING, FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Potential Number of Units Affected 24,754

 

Crash Avoidance Parking Brake Use/FMVSS 108

A vehicle approaching from behind may not have any warning that the vehicle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Audi Q3 vehicles.

If the parking brake is used during emergency braking, the brake lights on the vehicle will not activate.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

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06A8 – Mismatched Vehicle Identification Number/FMVSS 567 – 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V352
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 2

 

Mismatched Vehicle Identification Number/FMVSS 567

The mismatched VINs make the vehicle noncompliant with regulatory requirements.

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Jetta vehicles.

The affected vehicles have Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) markings on the body that do not match the VIN plate near the windshield. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

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23W5 – Heat Shield not Long Enough to Prevent Damage – 2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat

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.

 

Summary

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.

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Compliance Recall 69R2 – Head Curtain Airbag – 2015-2017 Audi A7

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V293
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 17,694

 

Head Curtain Air Bag Improper Deployment/FMVSS 226

If the head curtain airbag does not deploy properly in the event of a crash, an unbelted passenger has an increased risk of injury.

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Audi A7 vehicles.

The affected vehicles have head curtain air bags that may not deploy properly in the event of a crash.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, “Ejection Mitigation.”

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Safety Recall 37K6 – Gearbox – 2017 Audi Q5

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V297
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 5

 

Vehicle may Roll Despite being in ‘Park’

Despite selecting ‘Park’, if the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Audi Q5 vehicles.

Due to a manufacturing defect within the gearbox, despite selecting the Park position, the vehicle may still unexpectedly roll.

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