2012 Volkswagen TOUAREG HYBRID Hybrid Propulsion System Recall

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2012 Volkswagen TOUAREG HYBRID Hybrid Propulsion System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #118597
NHTSA Compaign #16V035000
MFG Compaign #53B8
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelTOUAREG HYBRID
 Model Year2012
 ComponentHYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
 Date of notification06/06/16
 Begin date of manufacuring20/03/10
 End date of manufacturing11/04/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received25/01/16
 Report created25/01/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units825
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2015 touareg hybrid vehicles manufactured march 20, 2010, to april 11, 2015. The hybrid battery tray may not drain water sufficiently. If water collects in the hybrid battery tray, it may cause an electrical short in the high voltage battery.
 Consequence summaryAn electrical short in the high voltage battery increases the risk of a fire.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a fitted drain valve to allow water to drain properly, free of charge. The recall began late february 2016. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this 53b8.
 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.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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