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Volkswagen Phaeton (2012 – 2016)

Published on 13 May 2016

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


Is my car affected?

Type of alert
Production period2. 7. 2012 - 27. 1. 2016
Type/number of modelTyp: 3D
Country of originGermany
Alert submitted byGermany
Products were found and measures were taken also in
Measures taken by economic operators
Published by Rapex2016-05-13 11:30:17

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Volkswagen dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

How to contact your dealer

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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