Volkswagen has issued a recall for several Chattanooga-built Passat sedan and Atlas SUV models.

A part, the blocking cap, used during the assembly process for the headlights, may have not been installed, resulting in the headlights' beam not properly lighting the road ahead of the vehicle or causing glare for oncoming drivers.

The affected VW vehicles are:

  • 2012 to 2015 Volkswagen Passat sedans manufactured from Dec. 23, 2010, through Oct. 2, 2015
  • 2016 to 2019 Volkswagen Passat sedans manufactured from April 20, 2015, through Jan. 14, 2019
  • 2020 Volkswagen Passat sedans manufactured from Oct. 17, 2018, through Dec. 19, 2018
  • 2018 to 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUVs manufactured between Nov. 17, 2016, and Feb. 12, 2019


The recall will begin on July 10, 2019. VW dealerships can inspect the vehicle to determine if the blocking cap was installed

Volkswagen’s reference number for this recall is 94L9.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you enter your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into the NHTSA’s website to see if there are other recalls affecting your vehicle.