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AutoNXT Logo By Perry Stern of AutoNXT | Slide 2 of 170: Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of AmericaNumber of vehicles affected: 8,416Report Date: August 15, 2018Issue: 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. 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.Solution: 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.Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 46H6.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas, 2017-18 Volkswagen Passat

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 8,416
Report Date: August 15, 2018
Issue: 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. 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.
Solution: 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.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 46H6.
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