2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 2 official 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI recalls. Find out if your 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 24, 2016

A sensor under the body of the vehicle may allow water to entire its electrical connector, resulting in the potential of an electrical short. This could result in a fire.

Recalls on your Passat must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 4, 2012

Vehicles equipped with a diesel engine may develop a fuel leak from the fuel filter, increasing the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles during May, 2012. If you notice a fuel leak, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.