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2015 Volkswagen Passat Reliability Ratings

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2015 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM Recall Date: 10/25/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 91867
  • Consequence: If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ECM) software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 16, 2014 to AUG 25, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 23R1
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V705000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Recall Date: 06/14/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Passat vehicles manufactured May 18, 2015, to May 21, 2015. The affected vehicles have a brake line at the left rear wheel area that may not have been properly tightened.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 62
  • Consequence: If the brake line was not properly tightened, it may leak brake fluid, causing a reduction in braking performance, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will tighten the brake line fitting, free of charge. The recall began on June 11, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 47M3.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 17, 2015 to MAY 20, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 47M3
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V373000
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
SEATS Recall Date: 10/23/2014
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat vehicles manufactured September 23, 2014, to October 9, 2014, and equipped with manual front seatback recliners. In the affected vehicles, the seatback recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, resulting in unexpected movement of the seatback.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 393
  • Consequence: Unexpected movement of the driver's seatback may distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the assembly of the seatback recliner retaining bracket, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 72F1.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 22, 2014 to OCT 08, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 72F1
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V670000

2015 Volkswagen Passat Warranty

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat comes with a three-year/36,000-mile new vehicle warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 3/21/19

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