62,000 Passat sedans and wagons from 2006 and 2007 model years in the U.S. and Canada will are being recalled due to potential problems with their wiper motors and braking in cold weather, reports Volkswagen of America Inc. Volkswagen is recalling 300, 000 Passat sedans worldwide.
Volkswagen Passats, built in 2005 and the first half of 2006 can develop a fuel leak and a 200-horse power model can have brake problems. On some of the vehicles, the power brake vacuum line could fracture at low temperatures and require increased effort to stop.
Volkswagen ruled out the danger of total brake failure.
Volkswagen said fixing the problems takes about an hour per vehicle. The company will begin to notify vehicle owners in January about the recall.