December 11, 2006

Volkswagen to issue recall for 62,000 Passats

Auburn Hills, Michigan – Volkswagen of America has announced safety recalls to address two issues in some 2006 and 2007 Passat sedans, and some 2007 Passat wagons. Approximately 62,000 vehicles in Canada and the U.S. could potentially be affected.

Some of the 2006 model-year Passat vehicles have a wiper motor that may fail during heavy rain, due to excessive moisture entering the motor. Also, some 2.0T 2006 and 2007 Passat sedans and some 2007 Passat wagons may have a power brake vacuum line that may fracture and disconnect at low ambient temperatures, with resulting loss of brake power assist. Owners of affected vehicles will receive a letter from Volkswagen with instructions to contact an authorized dealer for inspection and repairs if necessary. Customer notification is expected to begin in January 2007.

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