1. 2016 Volkswagen Beetle SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE NHTSA Campaign #15V705000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 26, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 91,867

    Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

    Consequence: If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ECM) software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V705000 »