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Volkswagen Routan Recall, Wheel separation danger

VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN 2012


Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC Mfr's Report Date: APR 04, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V147000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15

Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 ROUTAN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 15, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 21, 2011. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH RIGHT REAR HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLIES THAT WERE NOT FULLY MACHINED.

Consequence:
THIS COULD RESULT IN A DECREASE IN DURABILITY, WHICH MAY LEAD TO WHEEL SEPARATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT REAR HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLY

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