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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Recall Alert: 2012 Volkswagen Routan


(Cars.com)

Volkswagen is recalling a small number of model-year 2012 versions of the Routan minivan due to problems with rear hub bearing assemblies, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Only 15 vehicles are affected by the recall; they were manufactured from Nov. 15 through Nov. 21, 2011, and use right rear hub and bearing assemblies that were not fully machined. This could lead to wheel separation and an increased risk of crash.  You can check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.

Volkswagen will notify owners this month, and dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts free of charge. Owners can call VW at 800-822-8987 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

By Cars.com  |  10:33 AM ET, 04/11/2012

 
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