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Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd - VOLKSWAGEN GOLF, PASSAT & PASSAT CC 2010 - 2012

recall information

Recall number
PRA number
Campaign number
Original published date

make and model information

Year range
2010 - 2012
Affected units

Identifying features

see attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

If a bent or broken spring obstructs the clearance of the spindle in the starter motor relay, it can lead to a blockage over time and result in a permanent current supply to the starter motor relay. This can lead to the overheating of the component.

What are the hazards?

If the permanent current supply of the starter motor is not noticed, overheating of the component may occur, resulting in local scorching damage and a possible vehicle fire.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by direct mail. Owners should contact their local Volkswagen Authorised Service Centre or contact the Volkswagen Customer Experience contact centre on 1800 607 822 to arrange an inspection and repair of the vehicle.
Supplier details
Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Product type