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Camshaft Safety Recall 23R1

What is safety recall 23R1?

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf, Golf GTI, and Golf SportWagen vehicles in the US. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist. If this occurs, it would lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

What vehicles are impacted by the recall?

The recall affects approximately 91,800 vehicles with a 1.8T or 2.0L gasoline engine from the 2015-2016 model year. The models involved are:

  • 2015-2016 Beetle
  • 2015-2016 Beetle Convertible
  • 2015-2016 Golf
  • 2015-2016 Golf GTI
  • 2015-2016 Golf SportWagen
  • 2015-2016 Jetta
  • 2015-2016 Passat

What does this recall mean?

On some vehicles, the rear camshaft lobe has the potential to unexpectedly shear off from the camshaft. If this happens, vacuum pump power will be lost so that the pump will not deliver further vacuum supply to the brake booster, and reduced engine power will cause the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) to come on. After depletion of the vacuum reserve, braking effort increases. A reduction in engine power and/or increased need for braking effort after vacuum reserve has been depleted while driving can increase the risk of a crash.

What should I do if I believe my vehicle is affected?

Volkswagen will notify all owners of affected vehicles and will instruct them to arrange for an appointment with an authorized dealer. Owners may also click here to look-up recalls on their vehicle using its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). To schedule an appointment at Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta, click here.

What will be done to fix the issue?

At no cost to customers, authorized VW dealers will repair the vehicle if it is identified as having come from one of the affected production lots. Currently, only a remedy for model year 2015 vehicles is available. The remedy for model year 2016 vehicles is still under development. Please check back for more information.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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