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2014 Volkswagen Passat Reliability Ratings

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

There have been 7 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE Recall Date: 03/05/2018
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Volkswagen CC, 2010-2014 Golf, 2010-2014 Eos, 2007-2010 Passat Sedan and Wagon, and 2012-2014 Passat vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 363713
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 16, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q9. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V-078.
  • Dates of Manufacture: DEC 22, 2010 to JUL 24, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 69Q9
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V148000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL Recall Date: 05/10/2017
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Passat vehicles, equipped with diesel engines and Direct-Shift Transmissions (DSG). The vehicle's underbody heat shield may not be long enough to protect the right half-shaft grease boot from heat, potentially resulting in a grease leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 84262
  • Consequence: If the leaking grease contacts a heated surface, such as the exhaust system and/or the diesel particulate filter (DPF), it could increase the risk of fire.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft heat shield, free of charge. The recall began on July 7, 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23W5.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 10, 2011 to JUL 24, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 23W5
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V309000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING Recall Date: 03/23/2016
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 91442
  • Consequence: An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 05, 2011 to JUL 24, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 23T3
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V171000
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE Recall Date: 02/09/2016
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, 2010-2012 S5 Cabriolet and 2010-2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 659493
  • 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.
  • Remedy: 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, and will send a second notification when parts are available. 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.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V078000
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL Recall Date: 08/03/2015
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 415825
  • 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.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: DEC 21, 2010 to JAN 12, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 69L2
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V483000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL Recall Date: 01/22/2015
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 44658
  • Consequence: A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 06, 2014 to NOV 17, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 24BL
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V028000
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES Recall Date: 04/14/2014
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 26452
  • Consequence: The leaking transmission fluid could contact a hot surface and result in a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 02, 2014 to APR 07, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 38B9/9V
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V182000

2014 Volkswagen Passat Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 11/8/17

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