Volkswagen has recently announced a recall for the Passat because of a problem spotted with its headlights.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was recently notified by Volkswagen about an upcoming voluntary safety recall which is affecting 150,201 units of the Volkswagen Passat, in the United States. The action has been taken after the carmaker has noticed that the roughly closed hood from a certain height can result in a vibration which can cause the low-beam headlight bulb to lose electric contact. If this happens, the instrument cluster will see a warning light which will immediately alert the driver.
According to the NHTSA, the affected Volkswagen Passat vehicles are from the 2012 and 2013 model years. The carmaker is not aware of any crashes or injuries reported regarding this issue but it will notify all owners of the above mentioned model and instruct them to arrange an appointment with an authorized Volkswagen dealer. The repairs / replacements will be made free of charge and dealers will install an improved bulb fitting. Besides this, the hood bumpers will be inspected and adjusted or replaced if necessary. The recall should begin soon but for any extra details you can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.