Volkswagen has issued a recall for 15,902 Routan vehicles from the 2009 model year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall affects vehicles built between June 2008 and July 2009, which may have an improperly routed wire harness that allows the lower sliding door hinge bracket to make contact and wear through the wire insulation. This contact with a 12-volt power feed circuit could cause a short circuit within the latch mechanism of the sliding door. This could lead to a fire within the rear sliding door if the latch overheats.
Volkswagen will inspect the sliding door wire track assembly and power drive unit and repair or replace components if needed. The service will be performed for free. For more information, owners may call Volkswagen at 800-822-8987 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236