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Nov 4, 2015

Herndon, VA - Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen has notified NHTSA of an upcoming voluntary safety recall affecting approximately 91,800 vehicles with a 1.8T or 2.0T gasoline engine from the 2015-2016 model year. The models involved are: Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf SportWagen, Jetta and Passat.

The recall affects approximately 91,800 model year 2015 and 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf SportWagen, Jetta and Passat vehicles in the U.S. On some vehicles, the rear camshaft lobe has the potential to unexpectedly shear off from the camshaft. If this happens, vacuum pump power will be lost so that the pump will not deliver further vacuum supply to the brake booster, and reduced engine power will cause the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) to come on.  After depletion of the vacuum reserve, braking effort increases. A reduction in engine power and/or increased need for braking effort after vacuum reserve has been depleted while driving can increase the risk of a crash.

At no cost to customers, authorized VW dealers will repair the vehicle if it is identified as having come from one of the affected production lots.

No injuries related to this issue have been reported.  Volkswagen will notify all owners of affected vehicles and will instruct them to arrange for an appointment with an authorized Volkswagen dealer.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state -of-the- art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, Eos, e-Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan and Touareg vehicles through approximately 652 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at or to learn more.



Jeannine Ginivan