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Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« on: August 10, 2017, 09:09:55 AM »
Guy at work who has a Mk5 TDI has said he's had a letter from VW asking him to bring his car in for a check on the ESP / Stability Control as there may be a fault.

Has anyone else had a letter?  I've not, and I can't find anything online (i've used the recall checker on the VW site - but I think the above isn't an official 'recall')

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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 09:48:24 AM »
Don't bother with it as it's bollo*** I've not had one but after 12years plus why bother now?

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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 10:36:47 AM »
Because litigation.  If you have an accident which was found to be directly caused by a software glitch in the ESP system, you're going to sue VAG.  Multiply that by XXXXX other claims and it's potentially ruinous for a car company.

Strange attitude to have imo.  It's a free update for your safety.  I think the real concern here is people losing their remaps.

I think it only affects 2008 on MK5/A3 platform cars anyway?
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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 11:00:25 AM »
Because litigation.  If you have an accident which was found to be directly caused by a software glitch in the ESP system, you're going to sue VAG.  Multiply that by XXXXX other claims and it's potentially ruinous for a car company.

Strange attitude to have imo.  It's a free update for your safety.  I think the real concern here is people losing their remaps.

I think it only affects 2008 on MK5/A3 platform cars anyway?
Yes I recall Toyota having brake related issues with I think the American version of the avensis was it?,  :thinking:

Unless they've already been sued for an accident involving brakes failure on certain I don't know

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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 11:24:41 AM »
Yep, all those crazy videos of American pensioners driving through shop windows  :grin:

I think some of those cases were carpet mats getting stuck under the pedals, and/or bottles of drink rolling under the pedal.  Some people are just too dumb to deserve space on this planet.
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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 12:02:34 PM »
Not those videos  :signLOL:

These were actually serious when the brakes did fail but can't remember as it was a fair few years ago!.


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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 12:09:07 PM »
Hard to recall as Toyota USA have had so many recalls  :signLOL:

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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 12:32:54 PM »
if you got a recall letter it mean means your ABS possible needs a software update. some have crashed when VW tried to update the software which means replacement apparently.

Book it in

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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 12:39:56 PM »
Hard to recall as Toyota USA have had so many recalls  :signLOL:
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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 01:15:08 PM »
Because litigation.  If you have an accident which was found to be directly caused by a software glitch in the ESP system, you're going to sue VAG.  Multiply that by XXXXX other claims and it's potentially ruinous for a car company.

Strange attitude to have imo.  It's a free update for your safety.  I think the real concern here is people losing their remaps.

I think it only affects 2008 on MK5/A3 platform cars anyway?

I have a MY2008 Ed. 30 and other than the free replacement of the coil packs I don't think it had any other recall. I've asked VW if it had any pending recall in the system when I bought the car and there was none at the time. So far I haven't received any letter too.

My 1.9 TDI GT Sport is a MY2009 and it has the newer ABS pump MK60EC1. I've bought it from VW from new and I remember having a recall a couple of years later. So that must be it.

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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 01:42:31 PM »
Because litigation.  If you have an accident which was found to be directly caused by a software glitch in the ESP system, you're going to sue VAG.  Multiply that by XXXXX other claims and it's potentially ruinous for a car company.

Strange attitude to have imo.  It's a free update for your safety.  I think the real concern here is people losing their remaps.

I think it only affects 2008 on MK5/A3 platform cars anyway?

I have a MY2008 Ed. 30 and other than the free replacement of the coil packs I don't think it had any other recall. I've asked VW if it had any pending recall in the system when I bought the car and there was none at the time. So far I haven't received any letter too.

My 1.9 TDI GT Sport is a MY2009 and it has the newer ABS pump MK60EC1. I've bought it from VW from new and I remember having a recall a couple of years later. So that must be it.

A chap with an 08 S3 posted his letter on the FB group the other night.  Does a GTS if the same year have the same controller?  If yes, perhaps they are just doing the letters in batches to avoid people flooding the dealerships?
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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2017, 01:46:44 PM »
Posted July this year - http://www.thedrive.com/news/12186/volkswagen-recalls-766000-cars-globally-for-brake-issue

Only affects May 08 to August 10 cars.

My ESP works fine, so doubt I will get a letter!
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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2017, 01:49:02 PM »
I have received a letter for this recall. MK5 Golf GTi 2008 (08)

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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2017, 02:17:11 PM »
I got my Golf MY2009 from VW in Nov/2008. It must have been built in late Sept or Oct.

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Re: Anyone had a recall letter recently?
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 03:52:35 PM »
Cheers for all the replies.  Looks like mines not effected as its an 07.  Chap at work must have an 08 (has a private plate, so don't know when it was registered)