Recall List for the 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Official recalls have been issued for the 2014 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. 2014 Volkswagen Passat ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING NHTSA Campaign #16V171000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 24, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 91,442

    Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Passat vehicles equipped with TDI engines. Due to improperly assembled wire seals in a connector for an underbody sensor, water may enter and corrode the electrical connectors of the sensor, causing an electrical short.

    Consequence: An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in September. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23T3. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V171000 »

  2. 2014 Volkswagen Passat AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE NHTSA Campaign #16V078000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 10, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 659,493

    Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 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 vehicle occupants potentially 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. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen will notify owners again once parts are available. 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 #16V078000 »

  3. 2014 Volkswagen Passat AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #15V483000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 04, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 415,825

    Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, and Passat, 2010-2013 Eos, 2011-2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta, and Tiguan, and 2012-2014 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.

    Consequence: A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off. If the airbag light is on and the steering wheel clock spring requires replacement, dealers will install a new steering wheel clock spring. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V483000 »

  4. 2014 Volkswagen Passat FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL NHTSA Campaign #15V028000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 44,658

    Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.

    Consequence: A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

    Actions: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V028000 »

  5. 2014 Volkswagen Passat POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES NHTSA Campaign #14V182000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 15, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 26,452

    Summary: Volkswagen of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat vehicles equipped with a 1.8T engine and torque converter automatic transmission. In the affected vehicles, the O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid.

    Consequence: The leaking transmission fluid could contact a hot surface and result in a vehicle fire.

    Actions: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 16, 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 38B9/9V. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V182000 »

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