How to Lookup Volkswagen Recalls
Use the VINvaquero.com free VW recall lookup tool to find all active and past recalls for Volkswagen models.
Here you’ll be able to search for recalls by VIN or by entering your VW’s year and model.
Simply enter your 17-digit VIN in the search field above or enter the model year, make, and model for your car, truck or motorcycle.
Find out where to locate the VIN number here.
Recall information comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
NHTSA VW Recall Details
You’ll find the following key pieces of information in the NHTSA recall database:
- The affected vehicle’s year, make, model, and manufacturer.
- The date that the recall was reported.
- The component or part that is affected by the recall.
- A summary for the years/models affected and the issue caused by the recall.
- The potential consequence/danger if the component malfunctions.
- The solution to get the recall fixed or to find more information.
- Contact information for the NHTSA.
VW recalls can include anything from airbags to electrical components.
When a recall is issued, you should be sure to get your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. Continuing to drive it could result in a crash, injury, or death.
Which VW models have a recall?
Volkswagen and the manufacturers of a model’s specific components issue recalls based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), which may encompass a subset or the entirety of a particular model year and model.
By providing a VIN, you can check to see whether your vehicle is affected by a specific recall.
How do I know if my VW has a recall?
When VW issues a recall campaign, it is required to notify the registered owners of the vehicles included.
You should receive a recall notice in the mail with details about the recall and the steps you should take to fix it.
Alternatively, you can search by VIN or year, make, model to find a list and details of all past and active VW recalls.
What should you do if your Volkswagen has a recall?
If your VW has an active recall, you should take the steps to get it repaired as soon as possible.
Contact your local dealership to schedule recall service.
Manufacturers are required to provide the replacement part or repair service for free when a recall is issued.
If your VW dealership refuses, you should contact the manufacturer directly.
How long will your VW recall take?
All recalls are a little different.
How long yours will take to repair will depend on the nature of the recall and how many vehicles are affected.
Contact your local VW dealership or Volkswagen for more information.
VW Model Recall Lookup
Use the Recall Lookup tool to find past and active recalls on all VW models including:
- Atlas Cross Sport
- Golf Alltrack
- Golf GTI
- Golf III
- Golf R
- Golf SportWagen
- Jetta III
- Jetta SportWagen
- Jetta Wagon
- New Cabrio
- New Golf
- New GTI
- New Jetta
- Tiguan Limited
Looking for more information about a particular vehicle? Check out our free VW VIN Decoder.