VOLKSWAGEN – AUDI RECALL

December 20, 2016 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V913000

ABS and Stability Control Becomes InoperativeA loss of vehicle control can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V913000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected 135,683

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Volkswagen Jetta A5 Sedan, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles, and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles. The Antilock Brake System (ABS) control unit may fail during ABS or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) activation, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control.

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS control module software to improve the module’s self-testing abilities. Any module that fails the new diagnostic test will be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provide a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

8 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
AUDI A3 2009
VOLKSWAGEN EOS 2009
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2010
VOLKSWAGEN GTI 2009
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2009-2010
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SPORTWAGEN 2009
VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT 2009

 



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