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2016 Volkswagen Golf R recall 01B5

Volkswagen Recall 01B5: Vehicle Weight Information Understated/Part 567

2016 Volkswagen Golf R

The listed weight limit is low enough that the vehicle owner may ignore the weight limits and overload the vehicle and exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Equipment — Other — Labels

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 Golf R vehicles manufactured March 17, 2016 to March 23, 2016. The affected vehicles may be equipped with a Federal Certification Label that lists an incorrect rear axle weight limit. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Actions
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected certification label, free of charge. The recall began July 2016. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01B5.
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Date Announced
MAY 23, 2016
Vehicles Affected
11
Volkswagen Recall #
01B5
NHTSA Campaign #
16V337000
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