01B5 – Safety Certification Label – 2016 Volkswagen Golf R

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 Golf R vehicles manufactured March 17, 2016 to March 23, 2016.

The affected vehicles may be equipped with a Federal Certification Label that lists an incorrect rear axle weight limit.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”



The listed weight limit is low enough that the vehicle owner may ignore the weight limits and overload the vehicle and exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), thereby increasing the risk of a crash.



Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected certification label, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in June 2016.

Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 01B5.



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.


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