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The loose brake bracket bolts can allow the caliper to move, reducing braking ability or causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V536000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 8,416


Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and 2017-2018 Volkswagen Passat vehicles. The brake caliper bracket mounting bolts on these vehicles may not have been tightened sufficiently.


Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake caliper bracket bolt tightness, replacing and re-torque the bolts as necessary, free of charge. Additionally brake caliper fasteners, bleeder valve, and brake hose bolts will be checked and torqued to the correct specification, if necessary, free of charge. For Passat vehicles, dealers will also inspect the parking brake cable for proper connection, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 14, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 46H6.

4 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

Recall 573 Report - AMENDMENT 1

Defect Notice 573 Report

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) - Date: August 27, 2018 Repair available – Safety Recall 46H6 / Brake Caliper Carrier (Bracket) Bolt Torque
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