Recall Alert: 2012-2013 Volkswagen Passat


Vehicles Affected: About 150,201 model-year 2012-2013 Volkswagen Passat sedans.

The Problem: When the hood is closed roughly, or dropped from a certain height, the resulting vibration or impact could cause a low-beam headlight bulb to lose electrical contact; failing illumination of the low-beam bulb may lead to reduced visibility. In its voluntary-recall announcement, Volkswagen noted that if the low beam loses electrical contact, a warning in the instrument cluster will immediately alert the driver. No crashes or injuries related to the problem have been reported, according to the automaker.

The Fix: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an improved bulb fitting, and inspect and adjust the hood bumpers if necessary to prevent the hood from contacting the headlight assembly when dropped during closing; dealers will do the work for free. The automaker did not specify a timeline for notification.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can contact Volkswagen at 800-893-5298 for more info.

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Have never heard of anyone getting into accidents because a burnt headlight bulb.


this is power of German engineering


I never liked that car.


That's what you get for choosing H7 bulb with its poor design on the connector side...


What a German car with electrical problems, no way.....

ron planiden

When are they going to recall them because of faulty speedometers. Reading fast by as much as 10%.


As a Passat owner.....I'd rather have this recall than the mess GM is in....a light bulb vs faulty ignitions and airbags not deploying.....yeah.... Im happy with my Vdub...


My dealer still hasn't been notified of this recall.

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