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Recall List for the 2006 Volkswagen Passat

Official recalls 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.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Volkswagen service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Volkswagen customer service.

  1. 2006 Volkswagen Passat AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE NHTSA Campaign #16V079000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 151,767

    Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2006 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons, 2005-2013 Audi A3, and 2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

    Actions: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V079000 »

  2. 2006 Volkswagen Passat VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR NHTSA Campaign #06V470000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 12, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 57,291

    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 »

  3. 2006 Volkswagen Passat SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM NHTSA Campaign #06V472000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 12, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 58,800

    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 »

  4. 2006 Volkswagen Passat STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #05V540000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 30, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 15

    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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