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Vehicle Recalls

Before we look at vehicle recalls being good or bad, we need to understand what exactly makes a recall. This is information straight from Volkswagen defining what a recall is.

Remedies defects relating to motor vehicle safety or emissions, and non-compliances with motor vehicle safety standards and emissions standards. Also customers are notified of the recall, and they do not expire.

Now that we have a little better understanding of what makes a recall, today I will give you my take. I also go on a little bit of a rant in the car today.

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Join me in the Passat as we discuss:

  • Cons of vehicle recalls for customers
  • Pros of vehicle recalls for customers
  • Why mechanics may hate recalls
  • Why that can be stupid
  • How recalls can be great for mechanic
  • A Charles rant on mechanics
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Do Mechanics Hate Vehicle Recalls? ~ Podcast Episode 90” on YouTube.

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Hey everybody. Today we are talking about the state of the shop. For those of you that may be new, state of the shop shows give you an update of what is happening right now in the VW service world. We talk about things like recalls, updates, common repairs, and repair trends. Think of it as a monthly VW recap.

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Join me today as we discuss:


Trouble viewing? Watch “The State Of The Shop 6 ~ Podcast Episode 82” on YouTube.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. Again, if you have a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject. Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

The State Of The Shop ~ audio Podcast Episode 67

Happy Wednesday everyone. This episode of the Humble Mechanic Podcast, we are chatting about the state of the shop. This is where we dive into what is happening right now in the VW world. This comes from an on the ground level. Not the stuff that is pumped out from the media. Think of this as the unfiltered version of what dealerships are seeing, and fixing.

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Join me today as we chat about:

  • Shop Shots
  • More about my new roll in the shop
  • Moving bays and tool boxes
  • Lowering a Golf SportWagen
  • Jetta Power steering issues
  • 2015 GTI Fuel Pump Recall
  • 2015 GTI, DSG transmission failure
  • Several TDI updats
  • 1.8t Cam failure
  • Ignition switch failures
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “State Of The Shop ~ Podcast Episode 67” on YouTube.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please post them in the comments below. Do you like the show? If so, please help me out by sharing it. As the community grows, it allows me to do more cool things for you guys. Those things will help me keep making the show better.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. Again, if you have a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject. Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at: