2012 Volkswagen PASSAT Electrical System Wiring Recall

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2012 Volkswagen PASSAT Electrical System Wiring Recall

 NHTSA Recall #118002
NHTSA Compaign #16V171000
MFG Compaign #23T3
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT
 Model Year2012
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
 Date of notification15/09/16
 Begin date of manufacuring06/04/11
 End date of manufacturing25/07/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received24/03/16
 Report created24/03/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units91442
 Defect summaryVolkswagen 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 summaryAn electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen 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.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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