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Volkswagen Recalls Multiple Models for Brake Assist

November 04, 2015

Photo of Volkswagen Jetta courtesy of Volkswagen.
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.

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