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Volkswagen Touran (2011)

Published on 4 March 2018

A spring in the starter motor’s magnetic switch was incorrectly installed. The starter motor may overheat, which could lead to a fire breaking out in the vehicle.

The recall affects vehicles manufactured between March 2011 and July 2011.

Source: Alert 9/2018 A12/0332/18

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Type of alert
Production periodIII. 2011 - VII. 2011
Type/number of modelGolf, Golf Cabrio, Passat, Polo, Sharan, Golf Plus, Scirocco, Passat CC, Eos, Touran, Golf Variant, Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Cabrio, Tiguan
Country of originGermany
Alert submitted byGermany
Products were found and measures were taken also in
Measures taken by economic operators
Published by Rapex2018-03-02 07:14:52

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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