Recall Alert: 2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat

14_Volkswagen_Passat_Recall.jpg 2014 Volkswagen Passat | Manufacturer image


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 91,000 model-year 2012-14 Volkswagen Passat sedans equipped with diesel engines

The Problem: 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. This could cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the connector and, if necessary, replace it for free.

What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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