WASHINGTON, D.C. – Volkswagen Group of America will be recalling certain 2019 Arteon wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive sedans due to issues surrounding the vehicles’ braking systems.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “The electronic brake booster pressure input rod may be installed incorrectly, possibly causing an increased actuating force or a disconnected input rod. Additionally, in the event of a failure of the 12V power supply, the brake performance may be impaired due to the reduced pedal ratio and the resulting increased actuation force.”
The vehicles under recall – potentially 732 – were produced between May 16 and July 4, 2019 in the company’s Emden, Germany factory.
To remedy the brake issue, at no cost to customers, dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the electronic brake booster and mounting of the pressure rod or the mounting of the pressure rod only, depending of the inspection results. Volkswagen will not offer a reimbursement plan under this recall.
Dealers and customers are scheduled to receive letter notification May 5th.