I just read an article from yesterdays wall st journal saying that the recall for passats will be to check the cv boots for a defect. It will not effect cars from 2000 to present. The dealer has not yet been informed b/c usually the media comes out w/recalls about a week ahead. I was told that since I already replaced mine I could somehow be reimbursed as long as I recieve a notice that my car was part of the recall. Good news!