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: 2017-07-07 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 began on July 7, 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.