Volkswagen RECALL

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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

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
SUMMARY:

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.

CONSEQUENCE:

An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:

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.

NOTES:

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.



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