Im back, another new to me 2015- 2 stage recall on the 15?


Veteran Member
Jul 24, 2013
2013 Passat SE with nav (totaled)
picked up another 2015 NMS, ok...its been a few years- refresh my memory on the 2 stage recall. This car has had only the original recall done and is popping up in the service department for needing the 2nd one done, what is all involved in the 2nd and will it decrease my MPG? I am currently getting 50+ MPG easily! The DSG isnt as good as my 2013 was, at least the huge gap between 2nd and 3rd is annoying, but overall the car is fun and with $4 a gallon fuel im glad to be back!


Well-known member
Sep 14, 2020
Phoenix, AZ
2013 Passat
Here is the link for the recall...what they do is on page 2 and in part determined by mileage at that time.

Not sure about 2015, but for me, in a '13 the MPG didn't change, and may have improved slightly. The DEF fluid usage may have increased, but it hasn't changed my procedure of adding 2.5 gallons at each oil change (without ever getting a low DEF light).