Porsche, VW Recall for Brake Booster Issue

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AUBRUN HILLS, Mich. and ATLANTA – Volkswagen of America and Porsche Cars North America are recalling certain model year 2020-21 VW and Porsche models for the same issue – a potential fault involving the brake booster on these vehicles.

In both cases, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-695 and 21V-697, “On the affected vehicles, there is a possibility that the screw connection of the pressure input rod of the brake booster was not carried out according to the specifications.”

And the reports indicated the following as the safety risk, “If the pressure input rod becomes detached, the brake pedal becomes ineffective, increasing the risk of a crash.”

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The affected population is comprised of 99 2021-2021 model year Volkswagen Arteon FL models and 11 (total): 2020-2021 Porsche 911 Carrera and 2020-2021 Porsche Taycan models.

Drivers of these vehicles may experience abnormal brake pedal feel if the rod becomes loose. In addition, emergency brake operation is unaffected by this issue.

The remedy for the Arteon and Taycan involves inspection at an authorized dealer and, if necessary, repair without the need to replace any parts. The 911 remedy requires replacement of the brake booster.

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VW is scheduled to begin notifying dealers and customers Nov. 5. Porsche is scheduled to begin notifying dealers Sept. 22nd and owners Nov. 7.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.