2013 Volkswagen Touareg-V6-AWD

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The recall information below is provided directly from the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 16V035000
Mfg's Report Date: JAN 25, 2016
Component: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 825


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.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a fitted drain valve to allow water to drain properly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late February 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this 53B8.

Notes:
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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