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January 16, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V035000
Improperly Welded Fuel Rails May Leak Fuel


A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V035000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 74,881

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Q7, A6 and A7 vehicles, and 2015-2018 Audi A8 vehicles. The left and right fuel rails may leak fuel.

Remedy


Audi has notified owners, and dealers will replace the left and right fuel rail, free of charge. The recall began February 28, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 24DP.
 

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January 28, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V057000
Fuel Supply Line May Become Porous and Leak Fuel


Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V057000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,985

Summary


Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles. The fuel supply line for the high pressure fuel pump may become porous and leak fuel.

Remedy


Audi has notified owners, and dealers will install a fuel pressure damper, free of charge. The recall began February 21, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20BM.
 

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February 13, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V094000
No Visual Warning of Brake Failure/FMVSS 135;101


If the driver is not alerted when there is a problem with brakes, the driver may lose control of the vehicle while attempting to brake, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V094000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,064

Summary


Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles. The instrument cluster may not provide a visual warning when a brake system failure is detected. As a result, the vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light vehicle brake systems" and number 101, "Controls and displays."

Remedy


Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. The recall began March 7, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 90L8.
 

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February 13, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V095000
Rear Center Headrests may Detach in a Crash


In the event of a crash, the head restraint may detach and cause injury to the vehicle occupants.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V095000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,326

Summary


Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Audi A3 sedan and RS3 vehicles. The latching pins for the center rear seat head restraint may be missing.

Remedy

Audi has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the head restraints, replacing any that are missing pins, free of charge. The recall began on March 7, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 72I8.
 

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March 6, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V188000
Rear Coil Springs May Fracture


If a coil spring fractures while driving, it may damage a rear tire causing a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V188000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 56,173

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Golf Sportwagen, 2019 Jetta, 2015-2019 Golf, and 2018-2019 Tiguan vehicles. The rear coil springs may prematurely fracture.

Remedy


Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 19, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42J5.
 

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April 8, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V277000
Hydraulic Brakes May Fail


A short casting can cause a sudden loss of brakes, increasing the risk of crash. The electronic parking brake and its emergency brake function are not affected and will still function.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V277000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 12,645

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 vehicles. The brake master cylinder casting may be too short.

Remedy


Audi has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the brake master cylinder, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 3, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 47O9.
 

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May 23, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V385000
No Indicator For Failed Turn Signal


Without an indicator informing the driver of an inoperable turn signal, the driver may turn or change lanes without a signal, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V385000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 23,241

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Audi Q3 vehicles equipped with LED headlights. An inoperable front turn signal may not illuminate an indicator, failing to alert the driver to the issue. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the body control module (BCM), free of charge. The recall began June 21, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 97DK.
 

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June 5, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V415000
Passenger Seat Improperly Manufactured

A failure of the seat track rivet increases the risk of injury during a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V415000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 66

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2019 Audi A8 vehicles equipped with rear relaxation seats. The front passenger seat track rivet may fail and cause the spindle bracket to separate.

Remedy

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger seat tracks, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 2, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 72J3.
 

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June 5, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V416000
Wheel Arch Cover Trim May Detach

The detached trim may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V416000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components WHEELS

Potential Number of Units Affected 126,175

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 vehicles. The wheel arch cover trim may loosen and detach.

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will secure the wheel arch trim with an additional screw and nut, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 2, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 66K6.
 

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June 19, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V474000
Passenger Air Bag May Deactivate

A deactivated passenger air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V474000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 138,896

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Audi S3 Sedan, 2015-2019 A3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet, 2016-2018 A3 e-tron, and 2017-2019 RS3 vehicles. An improper electrical contact may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) to falsely detect a malfunction and deactivate the passenger air bag.

Remedy

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connector and reroute the cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 18, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 69Z4.
 

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June 10, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V434000
High-Voltage Battery May Short-Circuit


Moisture in the high-voltage system can cause a short-circuit, increasing the risk of fire. If warning lights appear along with the message "Electrical system: fault," immediately stop driving the vehicle, park outdoors away from structures, do not charge the vehicle, and contact Audi Roadside Assistance at 1-800-411-9988 to have the vehicle towed.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V434000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,646

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2019 Audi e-tron vehicles. Moisture can enter the high-voltage battery system through a faulty seal on the charging socket.

Remedy

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will install a new seal and, as necessary, replace the affected system components, free of charge. Notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed June 24, 2019. Remedy parts are expected to become available in August 2019. Owners may contact Audi's customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 93E8.
 

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May 22, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V389000
Headlights can be Adjusted/FMVSS 108


Without the blocking cap, the headlight aim can be adjusted out of specification, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V389000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 662,185

Summary

Volkswagen 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."

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, block the headlight horizontal adjustment, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 10, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 94L9.
 

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June 19, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V473000
Instrument Panel Carrier May Break; Damage Airbags

A damaged frontal air bag may not provide adequate protection, increasing the risk of an injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V473000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 28

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 vehicles. In the event of a crash deploying the passenger's frontal air bag, the instrument panel carrier may break due to incorrect welding. If the carrier breaks, there may be damage to the passenger frontal air bag.

Remedy

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel and the passenger frontal air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 18, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 90N1.
 

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July 17, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V535000
Air Bag ECU May Malfunction


Deactivated air bags increases the risk of injury. Inadvertent deployment of the air bags increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V535000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 27,822

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Tiguan and CC vehicles. The air bag Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have a defective power supply capacitor that can result in air bag deactivation or inadvertent deployment of the air bags.

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install new software and replace the air bag ECU as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 13, 2019. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Z5.
 

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July 24, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V547000
Passenger Air Bag May Switch Off/FMVSS 208


A disabled passenger air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V547000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 144,092

Summary


Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet, S5 Sportback, S5 Coupe, S4 Sedan, A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sportback and A5 Coupe and 2017-2018 A4 Sedan and A4 Allroad vehicles. Oxidation on the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) connecting cable may cause the software to misdiagnose a malfunction and disable the passenger air bag.

Remedy

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 15, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi's number for this recall is 74D9.
 

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August 22, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V615000
Key May Be Removed When Not In Park

Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than "Park" increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V615000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components STEERING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 679,027

Summary


Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2019 GTI, 2015-2016 and 2018-2019 Golf, 2012-2019 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2017-2019 Golf SportWagen and 2011-2018 Jetta vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, manual handbrake and keyless entry. A build-up of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition when the transmission shift lever is not in "Park."

Remedy


Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 11, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37M2.
 

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September 25, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V679000
Modifications to Vehicles Made Them Noncompliant
If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V679000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Potential Number of Units Affected 113

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Volkswagen Passat, 2018 Tiguan LWB, 2007-2009 Jetta Sedan, 2011-2013, 2015 and 2019 Jetta, 2013 Jetta Hybrid, 2008-2009 Jetta Sportwagen, 2015 Golf Sportwagen, 2013 Golf, 2008-2010 and 2012-2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2008-2010 Beetle, and Beetle Convertible vehicles. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners and repurchase the affected vehicles. The recall is expected to begin on November 22, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01D7/01D8. Note: This recall is an expansion of NHTSA recall number 18V-329.
 

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October 16, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V737000
Wheel Arch Cover Trim May Detach
The detached trim may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V737000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 174,278

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Audi SQ5 and 2018-2020 Audi Q5 vehicles. The rear wheel arch cover trim may loosen and detach from the vehicle.

Remedy

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the four clips securing the forward part of the rear wheel arch trim, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 1, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 66K8.
 
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