make and model information
PASSAT, GOLF, ARTEON
see attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)
What are the defects?
Certain Volkswagen Passat, Golf and Arteon models of a limited production period may have had the rear wheel bearing housing manufactured with an insufficient case hardening.
What are the hazards?
A possible fracture of a wheel bearing housing could significantly impair the road holding of the vehicle, posing an accident hazard to the vehicle occupants.
Volkswagen Group Australia
Who should owners/operators contact for more information?
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.