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Volkswagen Touareg Recalls

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06/06/16 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.

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

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.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/13/16 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 toureg vehicles manufactured july 7, 2015 to march 3, 2016. in the affected vehicles, the tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) may be improperly calibrated and, as a result, the tpms may fail to warn the driver that the tire pressure is low. additionally, the tire pressures printed on the safety certification labels are incorrect. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 138, "tire pressure monitoring systems."

If the vehicle is driven on underinflated tires, the tires may fail suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will correct the tpms settings and replace the safety certification label, free of charge. the recall began on may 13, 2016. volkwagen's number for this recall is 44m9.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/17/15 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 audi s4, s5, q7, 2012 audi a6, volkswagen touareg hybrid, and 2012-2013 audi a7 vehicles. in the affected vehicles the fuel injection system may experience a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the injection system in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails and corresponding seals, free of charge. the recall began on march 17, 2015. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834 or volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 24ap for audi customers and 24bk for volkswagen customers.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/06/07 Certain vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 138, "tire pressure monitoring systems." the owner's manual is missing the tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) written instructions.

This standard specifies performance requirements for tire pressure monitoring systems (tpms) to warn drivers of significant under-inflation of tires and the resulting safety problems.

Owners will be sent an owner's manual insert containing the required tpms information. the recall began on july 6, 2007. owners may contact vw at 1-800-893-5298.

Vw recall no. n9.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 On certain passenger vehicles, a fuel supply line was changed during production which could lead to insufficient sealing of the fuel supply line connector.

This condition could lead to a fuel leak. fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel supply line, if necessary. the recall is expected to begin during february 2008. owners may contact vwoa at 1-800-822-8987.

Vwoa recall no. 20n4 (r4).customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/09/18 Engine Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2004-2007 touareg vehicles. these gasoline-powered vehicles have a fuel filter flange that may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel filter flange for cracks, replacing the flange if cracks are found. if no cracks are found, a protective cover will be installed onto the filter flange. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began march 9, 2018. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's number for this recall is 20ai.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/03/17 Engine Volkswagen group of america inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2007-2010 touareg vehicles. the fuel filter flange may crack and allow fuel to leak out.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel filter flange if cracks are found. a protective cover will be applied to the fuel filter to prevent oxidization cracks from forming. these repairs will be made free of charge. the recall began august 3, 2017. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's number for the recall is 20z4.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/10/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sport utility vehicles, the tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) wiring harness may have been improperly routed during assembly. an improperly routed tpms wiring harness may contact the parking brake cable spring.

If this happens, the tpms wiring circuit could be interrupted, resulting in an inoperative tpms, and causing a short-to-ground condition that could potentially result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect the tpms wiring harness routing and, if necessary, correct the wiring harness routing. owner notification began august 18, 2003. owners should contact vwoa at 1-800-893-5298.

Vw recall no. ws.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/28/11 Other Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2011 touareg hybrid vehicles, manufactured from july 2, 2010, through february 3, 2011. the certification labels on these vehicles contain incorrect tire pressure information and therefore fail to comply with the requirements of motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims."

Incorrect tire pressure information could lead to an owner improperly inflating the vehicle tires. driving on improperly inflated tires can lead to premature tire wear and possibly a crash.

Dealers will install an overlay containing the correct tire pressure information onto the existing vehicle certification label free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before april 19, 2011. owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
04/11/05 Other Certain passenger cars fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection." all three rear seat positions and the front passenger position are equipped with seat belt retractors that have a locking feature which converts the retractor from an emergency locking retractor (elr) mode to an automatic locking retractor (alr) mode for the purposes of child restraint installation. the belt may deactivate the alr mode with certain child restraints.

When involved in a crash, the child restraints may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injuries or death.

Dealers will permanently install a 'clip' in each of the two rear outboard seat belts. the clips will prevent unwanted deactivation of the alr mode with child seat installations. the recall began on april 11, 2005. owners should contact vw at 1-800-822-8987.

Vw recall no. uy.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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06/21/04 Other On certain sport utility vehicles, the rear seat belt latch attachment bolt may have been insufficiently riveted.

In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained increasing the risk of personal injury.

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the belt buckle. owner notification began on june 21, 2004. owners should contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Vwoa recall no. vn.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/31/69 Other Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2016 eos, 2012 passat, 2012-2016 cc, 2015 e-golf, 2011-2015 touareg, 2012-2015 tiguan, and 2011-2016 golf and 2011-2013 gti vehicles. modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.

If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles to make them fully compliant or volkswagen will repurchase them if necessary, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin july 13, 2018. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Volkswagen Touareg Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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