Volkswagen Phaeton (2012 - 2016)

Production: 2. 7. 2012 - 27. 1. 2016 | Problems / tags:   

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Problem Description

Summer tyres may have been mounted with the wrong rubber mixture in the running surface.The use of the wrong rubber mixture results in a clear reduction in the tyres’ adhesion to the road in wet weather.

The recall concerns vehicles which have been produced between 02/07/2012 and 27/01/2016. The tyres in question were mounted on reconditioned, used cars at the plant.

Source: Alert A12/0567/16

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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, the motor industry standards body Motor Codes offers a Vehicle Safety Recall search. By using this, any recalls that are active for your car can be identified. To use this facility, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a long code number that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.

If it’s confirmed there’s an active recall for your car, you should make contact with a Volkswagen dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using the vehicle registration number.

Check also our UK Recalls database
UK Recalls - Volkswagen
Published by RAPEX 13. 5. 2016
Keywords   
Risk Accident
Make
Model
Type Sedan
Production period 2. 7. 2012 - 27. 1. 2016
Type/number of model Typ: 3D
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in Bulgaria
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
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