Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recalls Caddy

•The attachment for gas-pressure dampers on the tailgates of the Caddy model range may become detached

Hannover, 26 Feb 2014 – As part of continuous vehicle field observation, Volkswagen AG Quality Assurance has detected defects on Caddy models.
The ball pins which attach the tailgate gas-pressure dampers to the vehicle may be pre-damaged on the third generation of Caddy models fitted with tailgates and built since 2003. To prevent the tailgate from dropping down unexpectedly if the ball pin becomes detached, a new mount for the gas-pressure damper will be fitted as a precaution and as part of a world-wide recall.

This recall affects a total number of 589,000 Caddy models (284,000 vehicles in Germany) that were built between November 2003 and January 2013 and are fitted with tailgates (not with folding doors fixed to the sides).

The vehicle owners affected will be informed

2 Responses to “Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recalls Caddy”

  1. Let’s hope that VW have learned from the last recall and just go ahead and do it without having to be pushed into it. After all, it is not something you want to let go for too long. I don’t want the tailgate to drop on me from a great height.

    • I am in Melbourne and have just received the recall notice dated 15 the April 2014 (recvd 22 April). The notice was published on Government website ( on 4th March so clearly vw were in no hurry.

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