VW Recalls Diesel Passats; Wiring Trouble Can Cause Fires

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 3:53 PM

The recall covers midsize Passats from the two thousand twelve through two thousand fourteen model years. VW says wire seals in an electrical connector weren't properly assembled and can let water touch electrical terminals.

Volkswagen is recalling about 91.000 Passat cars with diesel engines because wiring below the body can corrode, overheat and potentially start fires.

The recall covers midsize Passats from the two thousand twelve through two thousand fourteen model years. VW says wire seals in an electrical connector weren't properly assembled and can let water touch electrical terminals. This can cause a brief that in scarce cases can cause a fire beneath the cars.

The problem was discovered when a Volkswagen factory reported some underbody fires.

Dealers will replace the connector with new ones that are properly sealed. Customers will be notified to bring their cars in for service starting in June.

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