Volkswagen announced this week that they will be recalling over 90,000 diesel Passat vehicles, due to a wiring issue. CBS Money Watch reported that Volkswagen issued this recall over a wiring issue that may lead to corrosion, overheating, and a potential fire hazard. Because water can access the wire terminals, these wires must be fixed for safety reasons. This recall covers many diesel models of the Passat from 2012 to 2014.
The wiring defect was discovered in a Volkswagen factory and the recall company induced. As such, Volkswagen will be sending out mail citing this recall and informing owners what to do about the wiring issue. Sources stated that Volkswagen dealers will be replace the connector and any damaged wires, starting in June.
This news comes in the wake of many other large recalls from Volkswagen. Volkswagen and Porsche have seen a few recalls, in vast quantity, over the past few months. So, it is very important for drivers to check that their vehicle has not been recalled, and if it has, to fix it as soon as possible. This ensures that vehicles are in tip top shape and will perform to the best of their abilities, making the road safer for the owner and for other drivers.
Recall information is typically sent out in the mail. However, as it is difficult for companies to keep the most up to date addresses on their consumers, sometimes, people don't receive recall notices. Therefore, drivers need to be made aware that recall information can also be found at SafeCar.gov or at local dealerships.
Not only is it important to ensure that drivers keep up with relevant recall information, but it is very important to make sure that those on the road keep up with all safety checkups on their vehicles as well. Routine car checkups can prevent accidents and damage to vehicles that costs significant amounts of money. By keeping cars in good condition, the likelihood of getting into an accident is far less and keeps the road safer for everyone. This is just one of many things drivers can do to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.
If you or someone you know has been in an accident involving a recall, call the Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our attorneys are highly experienced in handling all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car crashes which have been causes by defective cars. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.