Volkswagen Recalls MY 2009 Passat, CC, Wagon
“Volkswagen is recalling 130 MY 2009 Passat, Passat Wagon and Passat CC vehicles. Some vehicles may have an electromechanical steering gear control unit that can malfunction due to a damaged capacitor. If this malfunction occurs, the driver's steering input is not properly processed by the system and the vehicle may not respond as the driver intends,” VW explained the glitch.
However, note that this problem only occurs immediately after the engine is turned on when the steering wheel is moved for the first time and at speeds lower than 5 mph, but there's no words on risks of driving an affected car at higher speeds.
The buggy steering control unit will be repaired by authorized Volkswagen dealers by completely replacing the steering gear in the affected vehicles, the German carmaker said. Owners of the aforementioned models are asked to contact Volkswagen or the closest dealership.