RECALL Subject : Water Corrosion on Electrical Terminals
- VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT (2012-2014)
Report Receipt Date: MAR 24, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V171000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 91,000
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Passat vehicles equipped with TDI engines. Due to improperly assembled wire seals in a connector for an underbody sensor, water may enter and corrode the electrical connectors of the sensor, causing an electrical short.
An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 23T3.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.