What do to if your Volkswagen is recalled

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 4:27 pm
What to do when your Volkswagen is recalled

So you’ve got a Volkswagen model that you think — or know — is affected by a recent recall. The first thing you’ll want to do is determine whether your particular vehicle is in fact part of the recall – we’ll explain how that’s done if you haven’t received a notification by mail. Once you’ve confirmed that it is, we’ll tell you what to do if your Volkswagen is recalled so you can get the issue taken care of as quickly and efficiently as possible.  

How to tell if your Volkswagen has been recalled

Normally when your vehicle has been affected by a recall you’ll receive an official notice in the mail from Volkswagen. That said, we realize things happen and sometimes you want additional assurance that nothing on your vehicle needs to be taken care of. The first thing you’ll need to do is locate your Volkswagen’s VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number. This 17-character number will be located in the corner of the dashboard of the driver’s side where the dashboard and windshield meet. If you don’t see it for some reason, feel free to come in and see us and we’ll help you find it. Once you’ve got the number, You can go to Volkswagen’s Recall/Service Campaign Lookup page and enter it in there.

Auto service center Alexandria VAIf there is a recall or service campaign for your Volkswagen

Should you discover that your vehicle is in need of service due to a recall,  you’ll need to make an appointment and bring your vehicle in to your Volkswagen dealership service center of choice promptly. Depending on the nature of the recall you may have a bit more time to get the service completed, but as a general rule you should try to get in as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about services needed on your Volkswagen, please give us a call.

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