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2017 Volkswagen Passat Reliability Ratings

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2017 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

UNKNOWN OR OTHER Recall Date: 09/24/2019
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Volkswagen Passat, 2018 Tiguan LWB, 2007-2009 Jetta Sedan, 2011-2013, 2015 and 2019 Jetta, 2013 Jetta Hybrid, 2008-2009 Jetta Sportwagen, 2015 Golf Sportwagen, 2013 Golf, 2008-2010 and 2012-2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2008-2010 Beetle, and Beetle Convertible vehicles. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 113
  • Consequence: If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners and repurchase the affected vehicles. The recall began November 6, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01D7. Note: This recall is an expansion of NHTSA recall number 18V-329.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 14, 2016 to AUG 30, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 01D7
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V679000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Recall Date: 05/21/2019
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2020 Volkswagen Passat and 2018-2019 Atlas vehicles. The blocking cap disabling the adjustment of the headlight's horizontal aim may not have been installed. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 662185
  • Consequence: Without the blocking cap, the headlight aim can be adjusted out of specification, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, block the headlight horizontal adjustment, free of charge. The recall began July 16, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 94L9.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 19, 2015 to JAN 13, 2019
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 94L9
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V389000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER Recall Date: 08/14/2018
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2017-2018 Volkswagen Passat vehicles. The brake caliper bracket mounting bolts on these vehicles may not have been tightened sufficiently.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 8416
  • Consequence: The loose brake bracket bolts can allow the caliper to move, reducing braking ability or causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake caliper bracket bolt tightness, replacing and re-torque the bolts as necessary, free of charge. Additionally brake caliper fasteners, bleeder valve, and brake hose bolts will be checked and torqued to the correct specification, if necessary, free of charge. For Passat vehicles, dealers will also inspect the parking brake cable for proper connection, free of charge. The recall began September 14, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 46H6.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 25, 2016 to JUN 11, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 46H6
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V536000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Recall Date: 02/07/2017
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Passat vehicles. Brake fluid may leak slowly from the some of the brake line connections, resulting in a low brake fluid level.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1007
  • Consequence: A low brake fluid level may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected brake lines, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 47N3.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 11, 2017 to JAN 29, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 47N3
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V075000

2017 Volkswagen Passat Warranty

The 2017 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: 8/8/18

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