2020: Volkswagen recalls

24 recalls for twelve Volkswagen models in 2020


In 2020, Volkswagen announced 24 recalls for twelve models through the EU Rapex system.

Volkswagen recalled vehicles equipped with a three-cylinder 1.0 TSI engine manufactured between 2018 and 2020. VW Caddy, Golf, Golf Sportsvan, Passat, Polo, Sharan, Touran, T-Coss, T-Roc and Up models may be affected.

Four recalls have been announced with the Passat and Polo models, while the Amarok, Crafter, Golf, Tiguan, Touareg and Transporter T5/T6 have three campaigns each.

With VW Polo produced between September 2019 to February 2020, the brake booster may fail, while Touaregs from the end of 2019 may leak transmission oil, and vehicles manufactured between December 2016 to February 2019 may suffer steering failure.

Cracking brake pedals with some new VW models are not yet in the Rapex system, an article about the announced recall from the end of 2020 can be found below. The previous problem with the brake pedal with the Passat and Arteon models is not missing from the list.

For the second time, the carmaker tried to buy back so-called “pre-series models” with parts that do not have a valid homologation and are not correctly modified for street use.

All the recalls sorted by models are listed in the tables below.



We’ve written about some problems in more detail in a separate article.


Volkswagen recalls in 2020 by model

Amarok

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen Amarok (2016 – 2020)11. 10. 2020The winch rope that is used to attach the spare wheel under the vehicle and the additional strap fitted as a ... .
Volkswagen Amarok (2010 – 2018)22. 02. 2020Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the ... .
Volkswagen Amarok (2019)10. 02. 2020The glue that holds the glass side-windows on the hardtop has insufficient adhesion due to a manufacturing error. As a result, ... .

All Amarok’s recalls

Arteon

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen Arteon (2018 – 2019)15. 05. 2020The brake pedal pushrod may be defective. As a result, in case of failure of the electromechanical brake booster, the effort ... .

All Arteon’s recalls

Caddy

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen Caddy (2006 – 2018)22. 02. 2020Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the ... .

All Caddy’s recalls

Crafter

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen Crafter (2005 – 2009)26. 12. 2020The vehicles affected may have been fitted with Takata gas generators which could allow the ingress of moisture and thus result ... .
VW Crafter (2017 – 2019)16. 09. 2020Due to a manufacturing error, the glue used to affix the side and/or rear windows has insufficient adhesion. As a result, ... .
Volkswagen Crafter (2006 – 2018)22. 02. 2020Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the ... .

All Crafter’s recalls

Golf

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen Golf 8 (2019 – 2020)12. 07. 2020The emergency call service may not be functioning. As a result, the system may not assist the car occupants by contacting ... .
Volkswagen Golf Cabrio (1997 – 1999)12. 06. 2020The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after ... .
Volkswagen Golf (2006 – 2018)22. 02. 2020Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the ... .

All Golf’s recalls

Passat

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen Passat (2005 – 2009)26. 12. 2020The vehicles affected may have been fitted with Takata gas generators which could allow the ingress of moisture and thus result ... .
Volkswagen Passat B5 (1997 – 1999)12. 06. 2020The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after ... .
Volkswagen Passat (2018 – 2019)15. 05. 2020The brake pedal pushrod may be defective. As a result, in case of failure of the electromechanical brake booster, the effort ... .
Volkswagen Passat (2006 – 2018)22. 02. 2020Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the ... .

All Passat’s recalls

Phaeton

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen Phaeton (2008)21. 11. 2020The adhesion of the glass cover on the sliding roof may be insufficient due to contamination during the manufacturing process. As ... .

All Phaeton’s recalls

Polo

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen Polo (2005 – 2009)26. 12. 2020The vehicles affected may have been fitted with Takata gas generators which could allow the ingress of moisture and thus result ... .
Volkswagen Polo (2020)05. 12. 2020The double rear safety-belt buckles may be damaged due to a manufacturing error and have reduced strength. This could reduce the ... .
Volkswagen Polo (2019 – 2020)15. 04. 2020Due to incorrectly closed non-return valves in the vacuum lines, the oil may be sucked into the brake booster, damaging its ... .
Volkswagen Polo (2006 – 2018)22. 02. 2020Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the ... .

All Polo’s recalls

T-Cross

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen T-Cross (2019)30. 04. 2020The joint on the discharge nozzle of the gas generator for the curtain airbag might have been inappropriately welded. In the ... .

All T-Cross recalls

Tiguan

PublishedIssue
VW Tiguan Allspace (2020)13. 10. 2020Due to a manufacturing error, the adjustment mechanism on the backrest frame of the front seat may be faulty or incorrectly ... .
Volkswagen Tiguan (2015 – 2019)11. 05. 2020The roof-edge spoiler may not be secured enough due to an incorrect adhesive bond. As a result, the spoiler may become ... .
Volkswagen Tiguan (2007 – 2018)22. 02. 2020Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the ... .

All Tiguan’s recalls

Touareg

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen Touareg (2019)15. 07. 2020An oil line in the automatic gearbox may have a manufacturing defect. Consequently, the oil may leak out onto the road, ... .
Volkswagen Touareg (2016 – 2019)11. 04. 2020The screw connection between the steering shaft and the steering box may not have been tightened sufficiently and may loosen over ... .
Volkswagen Touareg (2006 – 2018)22. 02. 2020Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the ... .

All Touareg’s recalls

Transporter

PublishedIssue
Volkswagen T6 (2019 – 2020)26. 05. 2020Due to inadequate sealing, water may penetrate into the Bowden cables in the driver’s or front passenger’s door and impair the ... .
Volkswagen T6 (2019)21. 04. 2020The electrical child safety device may not be mechanically locked even though it has been activated by the driver and the ... .
Volkswagen T5 and T6 (2006 – 2018)22. 02. 2020Cars initially used for internal purposes of Volkswagen AG might not have been correctly modified before they were sold to the ... .

All Transporter’s recalls


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