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2013 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid recall 53B8

Volkswagen Recall 53B8: Insufficient Drainage On Hybrid Battery Tray

2013 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

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

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.
Actions
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.
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Date Announced
JAN 25, 2016
Vehicles Affected
825
Volkswagen Recall #
53B8
NHTSA Campaign #
16V035000
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