2013 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recalls

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  • Recall Number
    16V035000
    Recall Date
    01/25/2016
    Component
    HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
    Summary

    Volkswagen 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

    An electrical short in the high voltage battery increases the risk of a fire.

    What Owners Should Do

    Volkswagen 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.

What Should You Do?

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