Volkswagen Announces Voluntary
Safety Recall of 1999-2005 Model Year Passats
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Volkswagen
Group of America, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of all
gasoline powered Passat models from 1999 through 2005 for
inspection and repairs, if required.
Some Passat vehicles with an
automatic transmission may have an underbody heat shield that
could be subject to damage. A damaged heat shield, in contact
with the vehicle exhaust system, could create risk. These heat
shields will be inspected, and an additional heat shield will be
Additionally, some vehicles
equipped with 1.8T engines have a fuel line that requires
inspection and potential replacement. A small number of vehicles
equipped with 4Motion all-wheel-drive will be inspected for
potential damage to a fuel tank ventilation valve.