2015-'16 Volkswagen Beetle, Golf SportWagen Recalled for Loss of Brake Assist | Edmunds

2015-'16 Volkswagen Beetle, Golf SportWagen Recalled for Loss of Brake Assist


WASHINGTON Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 91,867 2015-'16 Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf/GTI and Golf SportWagen vehicles because the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The problem could lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA said in its recall summary.

No injuries are linked to the recall, Volkswagen said.

NHTSA said the remedy for the recall is still under development. Volkswagen will send owners an interim notification by December 22 and will send a second notification when a repair plan has been finalized, currently expected to be in March 2016.

Owners can contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

Edmunds says: Owners with an immediate concern should contact their Volkswagen dealer now. Others should wait for their official recall notice before taking action.

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