Volkswagen Recalling More than 135,000 VW and Audi Vehicles with Potential Brake Defect

The Antilock Brake System (ABS) control unit on the affected vehicles may fail

Volkswagen Recalling More than 135,000 VW and Audi Vehicles with Potential Brake Defect
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January 9, 2017

Volkswagen Group of America ( VW) is recalling approximately 135,683 model year 2009-2010 Volkswagen Jetta A5 Sedans—model year 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit, and Audi A3 vehicles—and model year 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles.

The Antilock Brake System (ABS) control unit on the affected vehicles may fail during ABS or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) activation, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control.

A loss of vehicle control can increase the risk of a crash.

VW will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and local dealers will update the ABS control module software to improve the module's self-testing abilities. Any module that fails the new diagnostic test will be replaced. All vehicle repairs related to this recall will be performed free of charge.

VW has not yet announced a specific owner notification schedule for this recall. Owners with further questions can contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298.