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2006 Volkswagen Passat
3 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
Official recall notices have been issued for the 2006 Volkswagen Passat by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Volkswagen service shop immediately!
2006 Volkswagen Passat VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR NHTSA Campaign #06V470000
Summary: On certain '6' generation passenger vehicles, the wiper motor may fail during heavy rain due to excessive moisture entering the wiper motor. If this happens, the wipers can become inoperative.
Consequence: This could lead to reduced visibility increasing the risk of a crash without warning.
Actions: Dealers will install a special cover and sealing kit. The recall began on January 12, 2007. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V470000 »
2006 Volkswagen Passat SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM NHTSA Campaign #06V472000
Summary: Certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.0L engine with 147 kw may have a vacuum line that may fracture and become disconnected at low ambient temperatures.
Consequence: If this happens, the brake power assist can become inoperative, and the driver will experience increased effort to apply the brakes possibly increasing vehicle stopping distance. This could lead to a crash without warning.
Actions: Dealers will install the newly designed vacuum line. The recall began on January 12, 2007. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V472000 »
2006 Volkswagen Passat STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #05V540000
Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the left and right tie rod securing nut may be insufficiently torqued.
Consequence: An insufficiently tightened tie rod nut may loosen, resulting in separation of a tie rod. This can cause a loss of steering control, which could cause a crash.
Actions: Dealers will inspect and install new left and right tie rod securing nuts at the proper torqued specification. The recall began on December 7, 2005. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V540000 »
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