46H6 – Brake Caliper Bracket Bolts may be Loose – 2018 Volkswagen Atlas & 2017-2018 Volkswagen Passat

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V536
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected 8,416

 

Brake Caliper Bracket Bolts may be Loose

The loose brake bracket bolts can allow the caliper to move, reducing braking ability or causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2017-2018 Volkswagen Passat vehicles. The brake caliper bracket mounting bolts on these vehicles may not have been tightened sufficiently.

 

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake caliper bracket bolt tightness, replacing and re-torque the bolts as necessary, free of charge. Additionally brake caliper fasteners, bleeder valve, and brake hose bolts will be checked and torqued to the correct specification, if necessary, free of charge. For Passat vehicles, dealers will also inspect the parking brake cable for proper connection, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 14, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 46H6.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Volkswagen has a Recall


Recall Acknowledgement

August 27, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V536-5110.pdf

Download (PDF, 298KB)


 

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