Volkswagen: 9 recalls involving 15 models in 2017
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Volkswagen announced 9 recalls affecting 15 models in 2017 according to the Rapex database. Golf was recalled most frequently, followed by the Passat and Touran models. The oldest cars recalled were VW Golf, Jetta, Eos, Scirocco and Caddy models made in 2008.

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As with other VW Group’s brands, the largest recall in 2017 was issued over defective ABS/ESP grounding in selected models with the production dates between 2008-2010 (see below).

The carmaker was tested already in March with issues related to the tightening of the wheel bolts on the Golf, Passate, Tiguan and other models.

Two recalls affected older CNG cars, after the possibility of fuel tank corrosion was reported.

Surprisingly, the new Arteon was also recalled – twice at the end of the year. The first recall was due to a cracked rear wheel-bearing housing (found also in Golfs and Passats), while the second recall was announced over the risk of the rear spoiler falling off.

Curiousity was the July recall of VW Golf where the information sticker with incorrect values ​​of the prescribed tire pressure was pasted over. The relevant production years are shown in the link under each model.

List of the VW 2017 Recalls by models

VW Up!
Apr 2017: Some vehicles have differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating device.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-up-e-up-2016-2017/


VW Polo
Jan 2017: The welded joint between the seat mounting and the backrest frame may not be secure and may break.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-polo-2014/
Apr 2017: Some vehicles have differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating device.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-polo-2016-2017/


VW Golf
Mar 2017: It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in the loss of the wheel.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volswagen-golf-golf-variant-2016/
Apr 2017: Some vehicles have differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating device.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-golf-2016-2017/
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-golf-sportsvan-2016-2017/
Jul 2017: The car has tyre-pressure signs/stickers indicating the incorrect tyre pressure requirement.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-golf-2016-2017-2/
Jul 2017: The earth connection of the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted as a result of thermomechanical overload. This would lead to the failure of the ABS/ESP system.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-golf-2008-2010/
Dec 2017: The rear wheel-bearing housing may fracture.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-golf-2017/


VW Jetta
Jul 2017: The earth connection of the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted as a result of thermomechanical overload. This would lead to the failure of the ABS/ESP system.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-jetta-2008-2010/


VW Eos
Jul 2017: The earth connection of the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted as a result of thermomechanical overload. This would lead to the failure of the ABS/ESP system.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-eos-2008-2010/


VW Passat
Mar 2017: It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in the loss of the wheel.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-passat-2016/
Mar 2017: CNG: With ongoing corrosion over an extended period of time, the residual wall thickness of the gas tank could become too low and the gas tank could burst.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-passat-ecofuel-2010-2013/
Apr 2017: Some vehicles have differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating device.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-passat-2016-2017/
Dec 2017: The rear wheel-bearing housing may fracture.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-passat-2017/


VW Arteon
Dec 2017: The rear wheel-bearing housing may fracture.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-arteon-2017/
Dec 2017: The adhesive bond between the upper and lower parts of the rear spoiler may be incorrect.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-arteon-2017-2/


VW Tiguan
Mar 2017: It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in the loss of the wheel.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-tiguan-2016-2/
Apr 2017: Some vehicles have differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating device.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-tiguan-2016-2017/


VW Touran
Mar 2017: It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in the loss of the wheel.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-touran-2016/
Mar 2017: CNG: With ongoing corrosion over an extended period of time, the residual wall thickness of the gas tank could become too low and the gas tank could burst.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-touran-ecofuel-2010-2013/
Apr 2017: Some vehicles have differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating device.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-touran-2016-2017/


VW Touareg
Mar 2017: It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in the loss of the wheel.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-touareg-2016/


VW Amarok
Apr 2017: Some vehicles have differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating device.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-amarok-2016-2017/


VW Sharan
Mar 2017: It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in the loss of the wheel.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-sharan-2016/


VW Scirocco
Mar 2017: It is possible that the wheel bolts were not tightened with the correct torque which could result in the loss of the wheel.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-scirocco-2016/
Apr 2017: Some vehicles have differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating device.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-scirocco-2016-2017/
Jul 2017: The earth connection of the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted as a result of thermomechanical overload. This would lead to the failure of the ABS/ESP system.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-scirocco-2008-2010/


VW Caddy
Mar 2017: CNG: With ongoing corrosion over an extended period of time, the residual wall thickness of the gas tank could become too low and the gas tank could burst.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-caddy-ecofuel-2010-2013/
Jul 2017: The earth connection of the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted as a result of thermomechanical overload. This would lead to the failure of the ABS/ESP system.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-caddy-2008-2010/


VW Transporter / Multivan T6
Apr 2017: Some vehicles have differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating device.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-t6-transporter-2016-2017/
Dec 2017: CNG: Insufficient residual wall thickness may cause the gas tank to burst.
https://car-recalls.eu/listing/volkswagen-t5-cng-2005/


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