Brake Line Defect Leads to Recall of New Volkswagen Passats

Brake Line Defect Leads to Recall of New Volkswagen Passats
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July 07, 2015

Some new Volkswagen Passat owners may have to wait to fully enjoy their new purchase.

Volkswagen is recalling about 60 model year 2015 Passat vehicles manufactured between May 18 and May 21 after a defect in the brake line was discovered.

The brake lines in the affected models were not properly tightened. This could lead to leaking brake fluid, which would increase the distance required for the vehicle to come to a complete stop.

Volkswagen dealers began to contact affected owners on June 11 with offers to tighten the brake line fitting, free of charge.

Owners may contact the company at (800) 822-8987.

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