Volkswagen Group Australia — Volkswagen Golf and Jetta MY2009-2015, Passat and Polo MY2010-2015, Caddy MY2011-2015, and Beetle MY2013-2015 - Updated

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN list

What are the defects?

Due to a production fault, over time a crack in the transmissions pressure accumulator can occur.

What are the hazards?

If the pressure accumulator cracks, oil and pressure is lost in the hydraulic system of the gearbox. As a result, the transmission of engine power via the gearbox is interrupted. The experience of this symptom would be comparable to depressing the clutch in a vehicle fitted with a manual transmission. This could increase the likelihood of an accident affecting the occupants of the vehicle and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Volkswagen will contact affected consumers to organise repairs of affected vehicles, free of charge.

Initial inspection of the vehicles may not have correctly identified the defect. Consumers that have had their vehicles inspected but not repaired should have their vehicles inspected again and repaired if necessary.

Owners of affected vehicles can also contact the Volkswagen Recall Campaign Hotline on 1800 504 076 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-8pm AEST) or visit to arrange a repair.

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Volkswagen dealers

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 January 2009 - 31 May 2015

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Product category