Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 91,000 model year 2012-2014 Passats equipped with TDI engines.
Due to improperly assembled wire seals in a connector for an underbody sensor, water may enter and corrode the electrical connectors of the sensor, causing an electrical short.
An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
What to do
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23T3.