make and model information
Passat, Golf and Arteon
2019 - 2023
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.
Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd
Who should owners/operators contact for more information?
Volkswagen Group Australia
1800 504 076
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is the responsible regulator for this recall.