VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2015: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : PASSAT Year : 2015
Build Dates : 2014-11-17 - 2015-08-26
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V705000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-03-09 Date Received by ODI: 2015-10-26 Date Added to Database: 2015-10-26
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 23R1
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 91867
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.
Consequence:
      If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module "ECM" software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.
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.