Safety Features by Model

S Sport $17,605 - $20,610

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

SE Sport $20,395 - $23,240

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

TDI Sport $22,830 - $25,715

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

S $17,605 - $20,610

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

SE $20,395 - $23,240

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

TDI $22,830 - $25,715

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

S Sedan $17,605 - $20,610

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

SE Sedan $20,395 - $23,240

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

SEL Sedan $23,280

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

TDI Sedan $22,830 - $25,715

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

Wolfsburg Sedan $22,165 - $23,265

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

TDI Cup Sedan $24,990 - $26,090

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

Limited Sedan $18,295 - $19,395

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

SEL $23,280

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

Wolfsburg $22,165 - $23,265

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

TDI Cup $24,990 - $26,090

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

Limited $5,265 - $6,752

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side thorax airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR), front & rear outboard pretensioners w/load limiters, front height adjustment
  • Rear center safety belt interlock
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Trunk escape handle
  • Dual note horn

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4-door

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 4-door

Overall

IIHS Crash Test Videos

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

144 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)

Basic Warranty Terms

Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles
model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles
TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles

Powertrain Warranty

5 years/60,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

100-plus point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

$50

Return/Exchange Policy

No

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Dealer decision

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Fuel System, Gasoline > Delivery > Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Dec 14, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 14, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V621000
Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2010 JETTA, NEW BEETLE, NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE, MODEL YEAR 2009 JETTA SPORTWAGEN AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 RABBIT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINES. THE JETTA, JETTA SPORTWAGEN, AND RABBIT VEHICLES MAY HAVE A SMALL PLASTIC TAB LOCATED ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR THAT MAY CHAFE AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE. THE NEW BEETLE AND THE NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A FASTENING CLAMP ON A HYDRAULIC HOSE OF THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM THAT MAY BE LOCATED IN AN IMPROPER POSITION WHICH COULD CAUSE CHAFING AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE.
Consequence:
IF CHAFING OCCURS, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FUEL LEAK TO DEVELOP. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE UNDERHOOD FUEL LINE. ADDITIONALLY, DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE MODEL, DEALERS WILL EITHER REMOVE THE PLASTIC TAB FROM THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR, OR INSPECT THE POSITION OF THE FASTENING CLAMP AND ADJUST THE RELATED FASTENING CLAMP INTO THE CORRECT POSITION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Power Train > Automatic Transmission Aug 20, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 20, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09V333000
Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009. THE WIRING HARNESS OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG) MAY HAVE CONNECTOR WIRES THAT WERE INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED. WITH INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED CONNECTOR WIRES, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FALSELY DETECT A HIGH GEARBOX OIL TEMPERATURE, CAUSING THE TRANSMISSION TO ABRUPTLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SELECTOR LEVER POSITION INDICATOR WITHIN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL FLASH. IN ADDITION, THE "DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL" INDICATOR LIGHT WILL BE ILLUMINATED, ALERTING THE DRIVER TO APPLY THE BRAKES.
Consequence:
THE ABRUPT SHIFT TO NEUTRAL COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, INSPECT THE DSG AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE AN AFFECTED DSG TEMPERATURE SENSOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Air Bags Feb 10, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 10, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V078000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
Air Bags Aug 4, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 4, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V483000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.
Consequence:
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Electronic Stability Control Dec 20, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 20, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V913000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Volkswagen Jetta A5 Sedan, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles, and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles. The Antilock Brake System (ABS) control unit may fail during ABS or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) activation, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control.
Consequence:
A loss of vehicle control can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and 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. These repairs will be made free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provide a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
Fuel System, Diesel Sep 30, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 30, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V490000
Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2009-2012 JETTA AND JETTA SPORTWAGEN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2008 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 AUDI A3 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH A 2.0L TDI COMMON RAIL DIESEL ENGINE/CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE. THE FUEL INJECTION PULSES COULD COINCIDE WITH THE NATURAL FREQUENCY OF THE INJECTOR LINE #2, IN SPECIFIC LOAD AND RPM CONDITIONS. THIS RESONANCE CREATES ADDITIONAL STRESS IN THE FUEL LINE.
Consequence:
DUE TO THE RESONANCE CONDITION, INJECTOR LINE NUMBER 2 COULD DEVELOP SMALL CRACKS WHICH COULD LEAD TO FUEL LEAKAGE. LEAKING FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy:
VOLKSWAGEN WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED FUEL INJECTOR LINE FOR THE NUMBER 2 CYLINDER AND WILL INSTALL VIBRATION DAMPERS ON ALL OF THE INJECTOR LINES. VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS TO HAVE THE VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.