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11,700 Volkswagen Passats recalled in Canada for sensor issue

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Approximately 11,700 Volkswagen Passat sedans from the 2012-2014 model years are being recalled in Canada because they may have been equipped with an underbody sensor containing an improperly assembled seal that could allow water to penetrate and corrode the electrical terminals. 

This could lead to an electrical short causing the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) to illuminate in the Passat and cause the circuit to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. Volkswagen dealers will therefore inspect and, if necessary, replace the affected connector.