2015 Volkswagen Jetta, Passat Recalled for Possible Seatback Movement | Edmunds

2015 Volkswagen Jetta, Passat Recalled for Possible Seatback Movement


WASHINGTON — Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 393 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat vehicles because of possible movement of the driver's seatback, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected cars are equipped with manual front seatback recliners.

"The seatback recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, resulting in unexpected movement of the seatback," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Unexpected movement of the driver's seatback may distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash."

Volkswagen spokesman Mark Gillies told Edmunds there are no injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.

The affected cars were built from September 23, 2014 to October 9, 2014.

Volkswagen dealers will inspect the assembly of the seatback recliner retaining bracket and correct it, if necessary. The recall has begun. Owners can contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298.

Edmunds says: The repair for this recall does not require any parts, so it should be a quick trip to the service department for owners.

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