VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2012: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : PASSAT Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-04-11 - 2014-07-25
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V309000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2017-05-11 Date Added to Database: 2017-05-12
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 23W5
Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 84262
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain 2012-2014 Passat vehicles, equipped with diesel engines and Direct-Shift Transmissions "DSG". The vehicle's underbody heat shield may not be long enough to protect the right half-shaft grease boot from heat, potentially resulting in a grease leak.
Consequence:
      If the leaking grease contacts a heated surface, such as the exhaust system and/or the diesel particulate filter "DPF", it could increase the risk of fire.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft heat shield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23W5.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.