Safety Recall T6.1 vans Driver's door Bowden cable.

Loz

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safety recall (57H5) and this applies to all T6.1 vans. An issue with driver's door Bowden cable at low temperatures.

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Markgf

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Mine was in for a warranty job, last week. They mentioned it, then didn’t have the parts!!!!
 

Steve Hales

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Production dates July 2019 - 25 Feb 2020 so T6 and T6.1.
I’m booked in for something else and the garage didn’t mention anything to me although mine was built March 2020.
 

Ozi

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Assume it’s the Bowden cables In the doors that freeze and then break. Saw an article a couple of months back saying that VW were starting to recall over 200,000 vans for that
 

campz

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Probably Bowden cables, think they have been moving through colder counties first

Denied there was an issue to start with. Hopefully the dodgy header unit will be next, that's still a denial!
 

MK2Golf24v

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My T6.1 had some sort of door recall carried out last week. No idea what they did, was more interested in the Nav Firmware and map update.
 

JonriceT6

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I’ve been in and out regarding the issue of “oil level too high” I contacted VW customer service and demanded a free oil change and engine check.
VW Liverpool called me and offered me a free oil change,
 

mrmortar

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Mine had the door cables done under warranty recently - reading this thread adds more clarity as to what those were.
Annoyingly I had two other things for them to look at and they prioritised the recall over the work I asked them to do so they ended up keeping my van overnight.
 

Sooty6.1

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I was told by someone who works for VW to get in touch with my dealer re my 2021 T6.1 and check whether mine’s affected - it is. He advised me to do so before a big frost when the cables can break and lock you out.

I’ve also got to get the ‘SOS emergency call restricted. Workshop!“ fault sorted too. Earliest I could get my appointment for is 6th Jan so fingers crossed it lasts til then.
 
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campz

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I've booked a waiting appointment for the 4th, driving to the Alps on the 8th so would be a nightmare getting stuck out there!
 

Sooty6.1

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I've booked a waiting appointment for the 4th, driving to the Alps on the 8th so would be a nightmare getting stuck out there!
Mine’s booked in for 6th Jan - earliest I could get. It’s to fix both faults though so fingers crossed it last til then. Happy travels in the Alps!
 

Randolph

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I just phoned my vw dealership and they have confirmed mine needs the Bowden cables replaced and an update on the engine management.
I thought the dealership was supposed to contact me ?
 

campz

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I just phoned my vw dealership and they have confirmed mine needs the Bowden cables replaced and an update on the engine management.
I thought the dealership was supposed to contact me

I just phoned my vw dealership and they have confirmed mine needs the Bowden cables replaced and an update on the engine management.
I thought the dealership was supposed to contact me ?
I think they have only just started in the UK as dealing with colder climate countries first, I spotted it by chance on the MOT check site. They have around 200,000 vans to recall
 
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