Volkswagen Recalls Multiple Models for Brake Assist
Photo of Volkswagen Jetta courtesy of Volkswagen.
Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 91,867 2015-2016 model-year Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf/GTI and Golf SportWagen vehicles because of potential brake assist loss.
In these cars, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. This condition would lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. Volkswagen will send owners an interim notification by Dec. 22. After finalizing a remedy plan, Volkswagen will send out a second notification. That’s expected in March.
Vehicle owners can reach Volkswagen customer service at (800) 822-8987. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 23R1.