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    Thread: Steering column lock recall.

    1. Member Bill6211789's Avatar
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      02-18-2011 06:20 AM #26
      Just got the letters in the mail today for both of the recalls. Wonder what the dealer will do since I followed there tsb for the airbag issue and fixed it myself wen I got the code haha.

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    2. 02-19-2011 11:29 AM #27
      I sent an e-mail to VoA and this is what I got back.

      n order to look into your request, the first step was to research for open recalls or other types of campaigns. According to our records, your car is affected by the below campaigns. Please note these campaigns will be performed at no cost to you.

      1) P1-Ignition Coil: The dealer will inspect, and if necessary, replace the ignition coils in your car.
      2) T3-Connector: The dealer will inspect the driver’s and right front passenger’s side impact airbag connectors. This campaign expires on 1/14/2013.
      3) T4- Electronic Steering Column Lock. Vehicles affected by this campaign may experience long cranking or a no-start condition when vehicle startup is attempted. The dealer will inspect, and if necessary, replace the electronic steering column lock. This campaign expires on 2/28/2013

      Please know I am unable to confirm the T4 campaign will be sufficient to correct your concerns with the steering lock system. Our expert technicians at your local Volkswagen dealership are in the best position to provide this advice.

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      02-19-2011 12:08 PM #28
      Ok so dropped my wife's car at the dealer an hour ago, they said there are 2 recalls pending on it.

      one for the steering column which they said will take 2.5 to3 hours. and another one for front seats (they didn't have more details on what it involves) but said it would take 1.2 to 2 hours for that one.

      So they plan to keep the car for 5 hours or so today to do these two recalls.


      Just checked the vw site again, it still only shows only the steering column recall. So I guess either the seat recall is new and not listed online yet, or the online db doesn't contain all recall info.
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      02-19-2011 12:55 PM #29
      Definitely recall. When I plug in my 2007 wagon's VIN, I get this:



      As it happens my car is due to go in soon for routine service and back brakes, so this is convenient.

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      02-19-2011 04:23 PM #30
      I'm wondering if they are issuing this out slowly so as not to cause a shortage in parts. I hope my car gets on the recall list.

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      02-19-2011 04:28 PM #31
      I receive my recall notices in the mail today. In the same envelope there as a notices for both the Air bag harness, and the steering column lock issues.

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      02-19-2011 05:35 PM #32
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      Subject: 2006-2010 Passat/Passat Wagon and 2009-2010 CC/Passat CC
      Electronic Steering Column Lock

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      02-19-2011 05:50 PM #33
      Just got my paper work today!! Going in real soon. I almost just paid for this...good thing I decided to hold out.

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      02-19-2011 06:07 PM #34
      *duplicate*

    10. 02-19-2011 06:54 PM #35
      got mine today too.
      now to find out how to get reimbursed for my extended warranty's deductible.

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      02-19-2011 08:23 PM #36
      Just got the wife's car back, originally estimated at 4 to 5 hours for the recall, ended up taking them 9 hours to get it done.

      Now I just have to find time to bring my car in for the same thing.
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      02-19-2011 09:19 PM #37
      Sounds like someone either tried to start the car before programming the new module thus killing the lock module requring putting a new one in or they screwed up the clock spring. Brainfarts happen sometimes.

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      02-20-2011 01:09 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by thenew3 View Post
      Just got the wife's car back, originally estimated at 4 to 5 hours for the recall, ended up taking them 9 hours to get it done.
      They must be retarded if it takes 9 hours to do that recall since it only pays 1.80 hours
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      02-21-2011 06:30 AM #39
      Just go both letters for the recalls... now if I could just get the cam follower recall letter then I would be a happy camper.

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      02-21-2011 07:35 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by bobawy View Post
      got mine today too.
      now to find out how to get reimbursed for my extended warranty's deductible.
      Let me know how this works out for you, I'm in the same boat. I'll take a service credit or whatever, but I originally took my complaint to VoA that this should be a recall and that I wasn't happy about paying for it. Then Friday I receive the recall in the mail...about time VW fesses up to poor engineering.

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      02-21-2011 09:10 AM #41
      make sure you have all your keys, they all have to be reprogramed, you should have gotten a card with your recall for Reimbursement, just show were you paid for the service out of pocket, the dealer that did the work can reprint the work orders if you need that. It should only take about an hour to two for the work to be done, then your on your way. They did the recall because the error was kicking the immobilizer on and the cars were dead on site, vw had no choice, law suites were coming in from customers who where just left in the middle of nowhere. Good luck, keep all your work orders.

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      02-21-2011 06:25 PM #42
      As previously posted by others here.... MAKE SURE YOU BRING BOTH KEYS!!! The service guy looked at me and said I would have to go back home and get my other key. Thanks to this forum, I read that I would have to bring BOTH keys and it saved me a trip.

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      02-21-2011 07:04 PM #43
      umm you don't need both keys! your dealers prolly dont know the correct way of coding the module. time it takes to replace it also really depends on the techs skill, usually takes me 45min to do one.

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      02-21-2011 08:25 PM #44
      took my car in today, both recalls were completed in about 2.5 hours. I talked with them about it, and they don't need to recode the keys. I took both in and they didn't require them. I tested them and both keys worked when I left.

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      02-21-2011 08:27 PM #45
      Got my letter last week...a week after getting it fixed for free with no warranty. They knew it was coming. Too bad the passat is now gone.....bye bye problems.

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      02-21-2011 10:51 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by laloggia View Post
      Got my letter last week...a week after getting it fixed for free with no warranty. They knew it was coming. Too bad the passat is now gone.....bye bye problems.
      09/10 CC were still involved in this recall. LOL

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      02-22-2011 01:25 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by briankstan View Post
      took my car in today, both recalls were completed in about 2.5 hours. I talked with them about it, and they don't need to recode the keys. I took both in and they didn't require them. I tested them and both keys worked when I left.
      anyone from UK has done this ??? Ive been to vw dealer and they checked by my vin, nothing for me . I know definetely my car should be there. Its early model 2006. And airbags and steering lock hasn't been done yet. I can see only members from US got it done! Sounds funny: german car- but best service over the ocean! lol

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      02-22-2011 04:29 PM #48
      Great news for me. I got the letters in the mail for both the air bag and steering column lock. It's funny how my VIN# says no recalls pending on the website. My car is a very early model 2006. I purchased it in sept of 05. Maybe I should buy a new key since I lost my extra couple of years back. I wonder if they would charge me extra?
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      02-23-2011 07:33 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by BoBa524 View Post
      umm you don't need both keys! your dealers prolly dont know the correct way of coding the module. time it takes to replace it also really depends on the techs skill, usually takes me 45min to do one.
      Yeah what he says, you don't need both keys now. Before we had to replace the comfort control module and run through a huge list of coding that took a lot of time. I've found a way to do it fater than 45 mins
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      02-23-2011 11:34 AM #50
      Will be taking mine in next week for her oil change, airbag, column, and will see if they will do the tranny as well. Have not experienced issues yet, but better safe than sorry. Car has 40k. There is also a list of other stuff too like the back window doesn't like to roll up/down in the cold, and the pass seat sounds like gears grinding when there is weight on it and you try to adjust it forward/backwards. Gotta love VWs

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