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September 3, 2003

Volkswagen Has Recalled the 2004 Touareg

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.


Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Models: Volkswagen Touareg Year: 2004

Number Potentially Involved: 623

Dates of Manufacture: April – July 2003

Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) wiring harness may have been improperly routed during assembly. An improperly routed TPMS wiring harness may contact the parking brake cable. If this happens, the TPMS wiring circuit could be interrupted, resulting in an inoperative TPMS and causing a short-to-ground condition that could potentially result in a fire.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the TPMS wiring harness routing and, if necessary, correct the wiring harness routing. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August 2003. Owners may contact VW at 1-800-893-5298.


[NHTSA Recall Nos. 03V266/VW Recall No. WS].

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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