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2016 Volkswagen Passat Reliability Ratings

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL Recall Date: 06/05/2016
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 Jetta vehicles manufactured October 31, 2015, to January 21, 2016, 2016 Passat vehicles, equipped with 1.8T engines manufactured November 13, 2015, to December 9, 2015, and 2016 Golf vehicles manufactured November 5, 2015, to November 11, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the fuel rail may detach from the cylinder head and result in a fuel leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 55
  • 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 cylinder heads, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 15F7.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 12, 2015 to DEC 08, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 15F7
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V403000
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: MAR 17, 2015 to JUN 23, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 23R1
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V705000

2016 Volkswagen Passat Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/13/19

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