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Which VW models are being recalled in 2019?

17 recalls for 13 Volkswagen models in 2019


In 2019, Volkswagen announced 17 recalls involving 13 models through the EU Rapex system. The VW Tiguan had the most recalls (5).


We’ve sorted all 2019 recalls according to the model into a table below.

With the VW Tiguan manufactured between April 2017 to November 2018, the material used for the rear coil springs may be inadequate. The spring may fracture and damage the rear tyres. With the vehicles manufactured in February 2019, the front seat may develop cracks on the right-hand side of the seat frame. With 2015 Tiguans, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail as well as with the Sharan and CC.

Adjusting the seat to the lowest position may damage the wiring harness with the Amarok pickups manufactured from May 2016 to May 2018. When the VW T6 (7/2015 – 2/2019) is washed with a high-pressure cleaner, water may enter the interior and cause a short circuit. With the Touareg manufactured at the end of 2018, the suspension damper forks are defective and could break.



With the EA211 engines manufactured from December 2013 to March 2015, the camshaft pulleys may break and the camshaft variator bolts may loosen. This engine can be found under the hoods of VW Beetle, Golf and Polo.

At the end of 2018, Volkswagen issued a recall under the code 01C5 in which it offered to buy back the entire car – we wrote here. The pre-production models from 2008 to 2018 is trying to buy back also in 2019 with the announcement of the recall 01C6. In the Rapex Alert A12/0565/19 the specific models concerned are not mentioned.

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


Even if you don’t see your car in the table below, it doesn’t mean it was not the subject of a recall sometime in the past. The best way to verify whether a particular car is affected by some recall is to contact a Volkswagen Authorized Service and ask for the VIN code to be checked not only for recalls but also for various Service bulletins.

It will only cost you your time because such information is provided for free. Free of charge are usually also all the repairs that are related to the recall. It doesn’t matter whether you are the first, second or even third owner. It doesn’t even matter whether you have been to Volkswagen authorized service regularly, occasionally or never before.

Volkswagen Authorized Dealers Contacts


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If you wish to get fully comprehensive VIN lookup, 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 also the vehicle registration number.


What is a VIN code?
The VIN code is a unique identification number that is embossed on the body of the car and shown on the ID card. In some cars, it can also be found in the frame under the windscreen. It is made up of a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers.


VW recalls in 2019 by model

VW Amarok

MonthIssueProductionSource
IX.A wiring harness could be damaged when the seat is adjusted to the lowest position.5/2016 – 5/2018link
All Amarok´s Recalls

VW Arteon

MonthIssueProductionSource
VII.The sunroof cover could detach in motion.2017 – 2018link
All Arteon´s Recalls

VW Beetle

MonthIssueProductionSource
VIII.The belt pulley of the cam gear could break and the screws on the camshaft adjuster may loosen.12/2013 – 3/2015link
All Beetle´s Recalls

VW Caddy

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.The predetermined break point in the cushion for the side airbags is on the wrong side.7/2018 – 10/2018link
All Caddy´s Recalls

VW CC

MonthIssueProductionSource
IX.As a result of a production error, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail.1/2015 – 12/2015link
All VW CC´s Recalls

VW Golf

MonthIssueProductionSource
VIII.The belt pulley of the cam gear could break and the screws on the camshaft adjuster may loosen.12/2013 – 3/2015link
All Golf´s Recalls

VW Grand California

MonthIssueProductionSource
IX.The kitchen stove’s gas system might have been incorrectly fitted.3/2019 – 5/2019link
All Crafter´s Recalls

VW Passat

MonthIssueProductionSource
VII.The sunroof cover could detach in motion.10/2014 – 8/2018link
All Passat´s Recalls

VW Polo

MonthIssueProductionSource
III.The vehicle could not be properly secured by the parking brake.10/2016 – 11/2018link
VIII.The belt pulley of the cam gear could break and the screws on the camshaft adjuster may loosen.12/2013 – 3/2015link
All Polo´s Recalls

VW Sharan

MonthIssueProductionSource
IX.As a result of a production error, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail.1/2015 – 12/2015link
All Sharan´s Recalls

VW Tiguan

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.The coil spring may fracture and damage the rear tyres.4/2017 – 11/2018link
VI.The locking mechanism in the articulated trailer hitch may be defective.2/2018 – 12/2018link
VIII.In the event of an accident with airbag deployment, the fuel pump is not switched off.8/2017 – 6/2018link
VIII.The left-hand front seat may develop cracks on the seat frame.2/2019link
IX.As a result of a production error, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail.1/2015 – 12/2015link
All Tiguan´s Recalls

VW Touareg

MonthIssueProductionSource
II.A seat-belt latch may not have been sufficiently secured to the rear, right-hand seat.8/2018 – 10/2018link
IV.The suspension damper forks are defective and could break.11/2018 – 12/2018link
All Touareg´s Recalls

VW Transporter / Multivan

MonthIssueProductionSource
VII.If the vehicle is washed with a high-pressure cleaner, water may enter the interior.7/2015 – 2/2019link
All Transporter´s Recalls

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