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Volkswagen Recalls 420,000 Cars Airbag Problem

Electrical connection to bag can be compromised.

by on Aug.14, 2015

The 2013 VW Jetta is one of 420,000 vehicles recalled by the automaker for an airbag problem.

No automaker is immune to airbag problems it would seem, as Volkswagen announced a recall of 420,000 vehicles to fix a problem with the wiring related to the device.

The problem stems from an issue with the steering wheel clock spring. If the spring becomes covered or “contaminated” with hair or other fibrous materials it can cause “a displacement of the guide loops.”

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If the loops are moved out of their normal position, this can cause tension to be applied to the internal flat cable, possibly tearing it and cutting the power to the airbag rendering it inactive. (more…)

Volkswagen Issues Second Recall for Minivan Ignitions

Chrysler-made vehicles getting new ignitions.

by on Apr.16, 2015

Volkswagen is recalling 21,000 Routan minivans to fix faulty ignition switches.

Volkswagen entered into a partnership with Chrysler in 2008 to help the German maker fill its void in the minivan segment in the U.S. Now that partnership is giving VW a headache as it’s recalling nearly 21,000 of the minivans for the second time.

VW is recalling them again to fix faulty ignition switches that can cause the vans to stall.

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The recall covers roughly 18,500 Routan minivans from the 2009 model year and another 2,200 from 2010. The switches can unexpectedly slip out of the run position, shutting off the engines, knocking out power steering and brakes and disabling the air bags. (more…)

Volkswagen Issues Stop-Sale Order for 2015 Golf, GTI

Steering problem forces maker to halt sales.

by on Jul.11, 2014

Volkswagen issued a stop-sale order on its 2015 GTI in the U.S. and Canada.

Volkswagen issued a stop-sale order and recall of 2015 GTI and Golf models in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with the vehicle’s steering system.

A stop-sale order means that dealers may not sell the affected vehicle until the problem has been fixed. It is usually accompanied by a recall, as it is in this case.

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In this case, the front stabilizer link fasteners could potentially work themselves loose, causing a loss of steering control on the vehicle. Volkswagen is replacing the links on 705 vehicles on U.S. dealer lots, and an additional 108 cars in Canada. (more…)

Audi Recalls A3 and TT Models for Fuel Leaks

The fuel tank ventilation valve is defective.

by on Oct.05, 2009

A simple spring is weak, causing a large recall.

A simple spring is weak, causing a large recall.

The Audi division of Volkswagen of America is recalling more than 10,000 A3, TT and TT roadster cars with “quattro” transmissions because of potential fuel leaks while driving. A3 model years of 2006-2010 are affected, as well as 2008-2010 TT models.

Dealers will not be notified until parts are available.

In response to an inquiry from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volkswagen Group of America said it identified 110 warranty claims on 96 unique vehicles. Of these, 14 claims contained allegations of fuel leaks, which result in a warranty claim rate of 0.13%. Volkswagen said during driving maneuvers, liquid fuel may enter the fuel tank venting system and migrate into the evaporative system, saturating the carbon canister. Should this occur while driving, the vehicle may experience performance issues such as vehicle jerking, and the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) in the instrument cluster could illuminate.

In rare cases, fuel could leak from the evaporative system. It is feasible that a fire could occur in the cars.

Dealers will replace the fuel tank ventilation valve with an improved valve free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2009. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-253-2834.

Volkswagen’s recall campaign number is 20Q3/J3. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline AT 1-888-327-4236, or go to (NHTSA campaign number: 09V377000)