2021 VOLKSWAGEN Passat

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

1 Recalls for 2021 VOLKSWAGEN Passat

Recall Date Component Summary
October 15, 2021 SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING | WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021 Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, and Passat vehicles. The front wheel bearing bolts may have been incorrectly tightened.

Remedy:

Dealers will inspect the tightness of the wheel bearing bolts and replace the bolts, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 14, 2021. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 40R7.

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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

198 Service Alerts for 2021 VOLKSWAGEN Passat

Date Description
May 26, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Engine oil pressure priming.

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May 26, 2022 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Engine oil pressure priming.

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May 16, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Battery Testing and Charging using recommended VW test equipment.

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May 18, 2022 138000 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

Cleaning of Heating and Ventilation system, Updated to include additional model year applicability and cost of cleaning solution in warranty table.

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May 12, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Battery Tester VAS 6161 introduction.

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April 26, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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April 12, 2022 118530 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ADAS:PARKING ASSIST:WARNING

Parking Assist Sensors Providing False Warnings.

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April 15, 2022 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

This dealer memo is an informational memo explaining the new mobile app (formerly Car-Net app) as well as new tips for March.

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April 7, 2022 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation. Update model year applicability to include 2022.

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March 2, 2022 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

Discharged Battery, Diagnosis for excessive current draw.

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March 15, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return the parts listed if it meets the criteria provided.

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March 9, 2022 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This document outlines updates to the ODIS diagnostic software. Updates include corrected diagnostic test plans for the stated vehicles.

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March 14, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Engine oil consumption measurement. Update procedure and work sheet.

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March 22, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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March 29, 2022 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Condensation in Taillight Cluster.

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March 29, 2022 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Condensation in Taillight Cluster.

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September 30, 2021 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise from front suspension Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer concern of vehicle door hard to close/out of adjustment Customer states no

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September 30, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise from front suspension Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer concern of vehicle door hard to close/out of adjustment Customer states no

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September 30, 2021 061600 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECU/ECM)

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise from front suspension Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer concern of vehicle door hard to close/out of adjustment Customer states no

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September 28, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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February 24, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Update model and model year applicability, introduce new coolant G12Evo.

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February 4, 2022 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Modified diagnosis for Car Netÿ¿ÿ® 2.0 – Emergency Call Module and Communication Unit -J949- Green Light Does Not Illuminate

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February 23, 2022 112000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

UPDATE – Alternator Cable (NVLW)

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February 24, 2022 112000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

UPDATE – Alternator Cable (NVLW)

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February 21, 2022 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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February 7, 2022 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

Instructional document regarding the installation of a hotfix for the ODIS service software. Hotfix is to be used during the following actions: Brake Electronics (ABS) A3 Passat NMS Software Configuration/Coding
VOS-22-07 10207834 2022020

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February 3, 2022 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

Brake Rotor, Vibration / Pulsation Instruction (U.S. Only)

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January 21, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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January 21, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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January 21, 2022 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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January 5, 2022 160000 STRUCTURE

Water under transportation wrapping appears as paint defect. Update model year applicability.

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January 5, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

Water under transportation wrapping appears as paint defect. Update model year applicability.

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December 13, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Cleaning of R1234YF Refrigerant Circuit. Updated to include Atlas front bumper R & I w/ labor operation number

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December 8, 2021 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

Bake Vibration, Pulsation, Noise when braking during PDI

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December 6, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Battery testing using VW special tools, updated to include additional model year applicability and include I.D.4.

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December 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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December 13, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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December 15, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

This bulletin contains general instructions for software updates.

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December 3, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Explanation of error message received from scan tool when erasing diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) in Control Module -623- after repair.

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November 16, 2021 021300 SUSPENSION:FRONT:SHOCK ABSORBER

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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November 16, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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November 16, 2021 061700 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:CRANK/CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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November 22, 2021 091000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE

This Document was revised to include 2022 Model Year information

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November 22, 2021 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

This Document was revised to include 2022 Model Year information

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November 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Update to model year applicability.

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November 9, 2021 020000 SUSPENSION

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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November 9, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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November 9, 2021 061610 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECU/ECM):SOFTWARE

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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January 14, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Battery testing. Updated to include additional model and model year applicability.

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January 14, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Body surfaces (engine compartment and underside of hood) are not directly visible (exposed) therefore do not match exterior paint finish.

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November 1, 2021 020000 SUSPENSION

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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November 1, 2021 353800 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ENGINE BLOCK HEATER

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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November 5, 2021 115010 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BODY CONTROL MODULE:SOFTWARE

Diagnostic assistance for Hands free calling, Voice commands, Emergency call and Communication.

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January 5, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Additional Maintenance Items: Dust & Pollen Filter: Change “40,000 miles or 2 years, whichever occurs first”

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October 28, 2021 020000 SUSPENSION

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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October 28, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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October 28, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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October 28, 2021 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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October 28, 2021

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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October 28, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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November 11, 2020 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

Using Nitrogen to assist in finding A/C refrigerant leaks.

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November 11, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Using Nitrogen to assist in finding A/C refrigerant leaks.

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November 11, 2020 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Using Nitrogen to assist in finding A/C refrigerant leaks.

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November 17, 2020 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Update to include additional components in parts table.

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October 14, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return the parts listed and only order the successor parts going forward.

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October 26, 2021 020000 SUSPENSION

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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October 26, 2021 100000 POWER TRAIN

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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October 26, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states MIL-on with any combination of P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1D74 and/or P1D75 in the ECM Customer states rattle noise from the underbody heat shields Custome

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October 26, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Additional safety related Inquiry and Reporting instruction.

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September 30, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise from front suspension Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer concern of vehicle door hard to close/out of adjustment Customer states no

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September 28, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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September 9, 2021 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Cleaning of R1234YF Refrigerant Circuit. Updated to add “Atlas Only” to clamping washer required part in parts table.

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September 17, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

KESSY equipped Key Adaptation, updated to add model year applicability.

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September 3, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Republication of archived technical tip for water leak testing fixture.

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September 22, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise from front suspension Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer states no crank/no start. Vehicle is towed in. Customer states there is a

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September 13, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer states no crank/no start. Vehicle is towed in. Customer states there is a popping/clicking noise while operating temper

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September 13, 2021 100000 POWER TRAIN

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer states no crank/no start. Vehicle is towed in. Customer states there is a popping/clicking noise while operating temper

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September 9, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer states no crank/no start. Vehicle is towed in. Customer states there is a popping/clicking noise while operating temper

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September 9, 2021 100000 POWER TRAIN

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer states no crank/no start. Vehicle is towed in. Customer states there is a popping/clicking noise while operating temper

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September 7, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer states no crank/no start. Vehicle is towed in. Hood release inoperative Customer states there is a popping/clicking no

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September 7, 2021 100000 POWER TRAIN

Customer states MIL-on with P0087 P0149 P053F in the ECM Customer states noise during clutch pedal operation Customer states no crank/no start. Vehicle is towed in. Hood release inoperative Customer states there is a popping/clicking no

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August 16, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

MIB3 Infotainment software update. Updated to clarify GFF Time Units.

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August 18, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

SD creator instruction, updated to include model year 2022.

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August 12, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Cleaning of R1234YF Refrigerant Circuit. Updated to correct part number.

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August 18, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

SD creator instruction, updated to include model year 2022.

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August 16, 2021 353600 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:INFOTAINMENT

MIB3 Infotainment software update. Updated to clarify GFF Time Units.

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August 10, 2021 353600 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:INFOTAINMENT

MIB3 Infotainment software update.

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August 10, 2021 353600 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:INFOTAINMENT

MIB3 Infotainment software update.

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August 26, 2021 118310 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ADAS:DRIVER MONITORING:SOFTWARE

Ready status for J949 Emergency Call Module and Communication Unit. Model/model year update to existing tip.

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August 4, 2021 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

A/C Compressor replacement requirements, updated to include additional model year applicability.

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July 28, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Cleaning of R1234YF Refrigerant Circuit

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July 28, 2021 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Cleaning of R1234YF Refrigerant Circuit

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July 28, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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July 28, 2021 061500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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June 22, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Engine Misfire Diagnostic Aid. Updated to include additional model and model year applicability.

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June 24, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Vehicle delivery by-pack instruction.

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June 24, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Vehicle delivery by-pack instruction.

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June 21, 2021 061500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION

Properly checking and reading engine oil level instruction

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May 5, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

Liquid Applied Transit Coating Removal Process

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June 11, 2021 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Reverse gear function note.

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June 18, 2021 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Navigation for addressing incorrect Part direction.

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June 29, 2021 061500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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June 22, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Fuel Additive to Help Prevent Sporadic Misfire Faults

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June 22, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Fuel Additive to Help Prevent Sporadic Misfire Faults

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June 22, 2021 061500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION

Engine oil consumption measurement.

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June 2, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return the parts listed if it meets the criteria provided.

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June 21, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

Software Version Management (SVM)

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June 21, 2021 090000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

VW approved gasoline fuel additive, update to include additional models and model year applicability.

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June 21, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

VW approved gasoline fuel additive, update to include additional models and model year applicability.

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June 3, 2021 061500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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June 3, 2021 135000 VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

Prism mirror Owner’s manual

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June 3, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Prism mirror Owner’s manual

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June 22, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Engine Misfire Diagnostic Aid. Updated to include additional model and model year applicability.

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May 11, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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May 25, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Alarm installation instructions

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May 25, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

R1234YF A/C Flush instruction, updated instruction step 27.

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May 24, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This dealer memo is an informational memo regarding that MY21 Passats will only have Remote Start capability through the key fob and will not have Remote Start access through the VW Car-Net App

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May 10, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Liquid Applied Transit Coating Removal Process. Necessary to re-publish because of I.T. mishap causing the publication not to display on websites.

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May 4, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

New document

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May 18, 2021 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Removing musty odor from A/C system. Updated to include additional model and model year applicability.

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April 5, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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April 5, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Update engine oil quality standard lists (attachments)

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April 9, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Parts ordering information

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April 30, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Elsa2Go campaign information is now 100% aligned with ElsaPro. This update to Elsa2Go ensures that both systems are displaying the same campaign information, including OPEN/CLOSED status, repair date as well as criterions at the same time w

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April 15, 2021 150000 SEAT BELTS

Although the front passenger seat belt is compliant with regulatory requirements, Volkswagen has developed a software update that will (1) adjust the front passenger’s seat belt load limiter timing and (2) increase the robustness of the sys

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April 16, 2021 150000 SEAT BELTS

Although the front passenger seat belt is compliant with regulatory requirements, Volkswagen has developed a software update that will (1) adjust the front passenger’s seat belt load limiter timing and (2) increase the robustness of the sys

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March 12, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

A/C cap leak diagnosis.

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March 12, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Key battery diagnosis, updated to include additional model year applicability.

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March 10, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return the parts listed if it meets the criteria provided.

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March 2, 2021 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Exterior lighting moisture in lens updated to exclude LED lighting.

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March 1, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

VW approved gasoline fuel additive, update to include additional models and model year applicability.

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March 3, 2021 100000 POWER TRAIN

Transmission Fluid requirements updated to include additional model year applicability.

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March 24, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

A/C system flush instruction. Updated to include an additional flush machine.

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December 18, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Updated key ordering protocol

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December 18, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Updated key ordering protocol

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December 18, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Updated key ordering protocol

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February 24, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return the part numbers listed (State of California only).

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February 19, 2021 135000 VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

Calibration Mirror(s) information for special tool VAS 6430

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February 3, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This Document was revised to include 2021 Model Year

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February 22, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Update to top tier brochure purchasing url.

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February 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Software Version Management (SVM) instruction updated to include model year 2021

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February 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Updated to include update recommended engine oil attachments.

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February 1, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

New Doc

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November 5, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Oil consumption test updated to include additional models and model year applicability.

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December 8, 2020 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

Instruction on how to create S/D cards used to update programming on various control modules.

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November 19, 2020 357500 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:TV/RADIO/SPEAKERS

MQB3 Radio feature explanation.

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December 18, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return the part numbers listed (State of California only).

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January 14, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Battery testing. Updated to include additional model and model year applicability.

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January 25, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Updated to include an additional model year applicability.

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January 26, 2021 042100 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:COMPRESSOR

A/C requirements, update to title.

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November 11, 2020 062300 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS

Using Nitrogen to assist in finding A/C refrigerant leaks.

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November 11, 2020 138500 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REFRIGERANT HOSES AND FITTINGS

Using Nitrogen to assist in finding A/C refrigerant leaks.

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January 5, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Additional Maintenance Items: Dust & Pollen Filter: Change “40,000 miles or 2 years, whichever occurs first”

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January 14, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

Body surfaces (engine compartment and underside of hood) are not directly visible (exposed) therefore do not match exterior paint finish.

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January 29, 2021 280100 BACK OVER PREVENTION:SOFTWARE

Data link diagnostics and tips

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November 5, 2020 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Oil consumption test updated to include additional models and model year applicability.

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November 13, 2020 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

New Document

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November 18, 2020 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

New Document

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November 17, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Update to include additional components in parts table.

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June 15, 2020 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Update brochure part number and recording URL. Update model and model year applicability.

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August 10, 2020 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall Reminder Part Labels

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October 2, 2020 010000 STEERING

Mandatory fastener.

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October 2, 2020 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

Mandatory fastener.

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October 2, 2020 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Mandatory fastener.

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June 29, 2020 160000 STRUCTURE

Water Migration Under the RAPGARDÿ¿ÿ¿ÿ¿ÿ® transportation protection. Updated to include additional model year applicability

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July 24, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

CarNet, No green light at PDI

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October 15, 2020 061500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION

Engine oil level checking, updated to include model year 2021

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June 2, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Update to include 2020-2021 model and model year applicability.

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June 2, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Update to include 2020-2021 model and model year applicability.

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June 12, 2020 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

Apple Car Play Information

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April 14, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

By-pack instruction for PDI, include additional model year applicability.

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April 21, 2020 112000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

Generator replacement, updated to include model years 2020 & 2021

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October 8, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This special notice is to inform dealers to return the part numbers listed if they meet the criteria.

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April 10, 2020 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

Car-Net requirement at PDI.

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April 1, 2020 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

Car-Net technical handling.

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April 1, 2020 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

Addressing no green light for Car-Net.

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April 10, 2020 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

Car-Net OCU information.

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October 28, 2020 160000 STRUCTURE

How to remove paint protection during Perfect Delivery Inspection.

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October 28, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

How to remove paint protection during Perfect Delivery Inspection.

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August 7, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

metadata adjustment.

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August 6, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

To include additional model year applicability and procedural steps for A.C. line pin removal & installation.

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August 24, 2020 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Statement referring to TB 2043893 removed. To include additional models and model year applicability. A.C. Compressor Replacement, GFF Required Regardless of Concern and Flush Requirement

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August 10, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Metadata update.

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September 25, 2020 160000 STRUCTURE

Updated to include additional models and model year applicability.

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September 15, 2020 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

Updated to include additional models and model year applicability.

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June 4, 2020 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

Updated to include 2021 Model year applicability.

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April 24, 2020 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Voltage Drop Testing.

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October 29, 2020 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Using Nitrogen to assist in finding A/C refrigerant leaks.

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April 30, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Voltage Drop Testing. Updated for picture clarity.

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September 24, 2020 190000 TIRES

Added new graphic to reflect where to find MY 21 information

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September 24, 2020 200000 WHEELS

Added new graphic to reflect where to find MY 21 information

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September 24, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Added new graphic to reflect where to find MY 21 information

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April 6, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Tire Chain Information (for California dealers only) All Model Years. Information only for all other dealers.

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July 9, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

CHANGED TITLE TO: 2021 VW Maintenance Schedule – All Model Gasoline Vehicles Additional Maintenance Items: Spark Plugs Replace at 40,000 Miles or 4 years, whichever comes first: CHANGED TO “Only Arteon, Passat, Golf R”

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April 21, 2020 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Updated to include additional models and model year applicability.

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June 4, 2020 200000 WHEELS

Updated to include model year 2021

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June 4, 2020 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

Updated to include model year 2021

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March 17, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

New document

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