Coolant Leak from Thermostat Housing on Volkswagen Touareg

A coolant leak may develop at the thermostat housing, under the intake manifold. Our technicians tell us that revised parts are available to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 103,297 (45,300–170,000)
Engines affected: 3.2L V6, 3.6L V6, 4.2L V8
5 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg - 4.2L V8 118,000 mi,
Thermostat went out (indicated by the "air coolant overheating" light going on) also, the air cooling fan never turned off even after I turned off the engine - had to remove the timing belt and the front end of the engine, replace the thermostat (so the VW dealership said) and it cost me $1,800!!! Didn't know where else to go, had to get done.
2007 Volkswagen Touareg - 3.6L V6 153,000 mi,
insufficient coolant light came on after last oil change and now have this agressive leak
2005 Volkswagen Touareg - 3.2L V6 111,400 mi,
Some problem
I've replaced the Thermostat and the Coolant houseing in the same year (2013) and still having coolant problems.