Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd - VOLKSWAGEN Passat, Golf and Arteon 2019 - 2023

recall information

Recall number
Campaign number
Original published date

make and model information

Passat, Golf and Arteon
Year range
2019 - 2023
Affected units

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

Due to a manufacturing issue, the heat shield between the brake master cylinder and the exhaust may have been incorrectly fitted. As a result, a connection to the brake fluid reservoir could melt. If this occurs, brake fluid may leak and cause a reduction in braking performance and/or if brake fluid leaks on to a hot exhaust there is a risk of a vehicle fire.

What are the hazards?

A reduction in braking performance and/or a vehicle fire could increase the risk of an accident causing serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users or bystanders and/or damage property.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles can contact their preferred Volkswagen dealership to schedule an appointment to have the vehicle inspected and rectified, free of charge.
Supplier details
Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact name
Volkswagen Group Australia
Contact phone
1800 504 076
Contact email

Responsible regulator

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

Product type