VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2012: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
|Make : VOLKSWAGEN||Model : PASSAT||Year : 2012|
|Build Dates : 2011-04-06 - 2014-07-25|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V171000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2016-09-15||Date Received by ODI: 2016-03-24||Date Added to Database: 2016-03-24|
|Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: 23T3|
|Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 91442|
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 recall began in September. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23T3.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
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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.