1. The 2016 Touareg has been recalled for a TPMS that can't keep track of the tire pressure.

    Although to be fair, there's a lot of hot air coming out of VW right now so it's pretty confusing.

    In addition to the improperly calibrated TPMS, Volkswagen says the stickers on these CUVs have incorrect tire pressure information.

    Owners have already been notified, at least according to VW. Since I have a hard time believing anything they say right now, you can call your local dealer and ask about recall 44M9.

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  2. Some VW Passat TDIs are being recalled, but it has nothing to do with emissions. At least not yet.

    VW says faulty wire seals in an underbody sensor can be affected by water, causing corrosion of the connectors inside the sensor.

    "The corrosion can cause overheating and an electrical short that can lead to an underbody fire."

    Does anyone know if NOx emissions are flammable?

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  3. VW says about 5,500 e-Golf cars can suddenly shut down while driving. How e-Xciting.

    The automaker says the diagnostics for the high-voltage battery management system is too sensitive and can falsely detect an electrical surge. The electric drive motor for the e-Golf will shut down unexpectedly if the system detects an electrical surge.

    VW says they've already begun mailing out notices for the recall.

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  4. A missing c-clip in some 2011-2016 VW Touaregs and Porsche Cayenne SUVs could allow for some brake pedal mayhem.

    The missing clip can cause the pivot pin to move and the brake pedal to dislodge. From there, a driver will need to find unique methods of applying the brakes without a brake pedal.

    The c-clip stands for circlip, but I'm thinking it could also stand for crap. As in, "ahh, crap --- my brake pedal just fell off."

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  5. Your vehicle might be involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.

    Volkswagen is recalling 850,000 VW and Audi vehicles with Takata inflators.

    You've probably heard about Takata by now. They're the ones that made airbag inflators which sometimes explode with too much force and send metal shrapnel flying throughout the cabin. They're also the ones that have been linked to a number of deaths and injuries. Needless to say, there aren't a lot of Takata fans out there.

    But wait, there's more ... replacement parts aren't expected to be available until later this year.

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  6. Volkswagen is recalling 825 Touareg Hybrid SUVs with batteries that can get wet and catch on fire.

    VW determined water could enter without the rear hatch open because the sunroof drains and rear lid seals weren't assembled correctly. Engineers say the hybrid battery tray is located in the rear hatch area ... In the worst case, the electrical short could cause a fire.

    Buying a hybrid and generating your own heat source? That's taking "going green" to a whole new level.

    The recall was expected to begin at the end of February, 2016. If you haven't received your notice or have questions, contact VW at 800-893-5298.

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  7. Your vehicle might be involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.

    Volkswagen is recalling 734 VW Tiguans and Audi Q5s with Takata airbag inflators.

    You've probably heard about Takata's defective inflators by now. They're the ones that explode with too much force and sometimes send metal shrapnel flying throughout the cabin. Yeah, those. They've also been linked to a number of deaths and injuries.

    While the majority of Takata airbag recalls have been for frontal airbags, this recall is for airbags mounted on the seats which deploy from the side.

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  8. Speaking before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, VW CEO Michael Horn said U.S. vehicles wouldn't start being fixed until 2016 and it will take many years to repair all 500,000 affected vehicles.

    Horn said it could take between 5 to 10 hours of labor for each of the 500,000 vehicles affected in the USA. And if that wasn’t enough, the cost of the repairs might end up being higher than the vehicle’s worth.

    To sum up: repairs could take years, cost lots of money, and reduce the horsepower and gas mileage of the repaired car.

    Mr. Horn told committee members Volkswagen would consider a buy-back program for all affected vehicles. It's estimated that based on current values, the cost for such a program could reach $7 billion just for the Volkswagen vehicles on U.S. roads.

    VW is just hemorrhaging money at this point.

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  9. Want to sue Volkswagen for cheating on emissions? Get in line.

    At least 70 Volkswagen lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. alone, with the latest VW emissions lawsuit coming from … Harris County, Texas, alleging VW vehicles have harmed residents to the tune of $100 million.

    Employees are being suspended and the board of directors held a seven hour discussion on investigating the issue. The automaker is coming apart at the seams.

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  10. Volkswagen desperately wanted to be the largest automaker in the world, and they did it.

    But in the process they deceived customers into paying a premium for “clean diesel” vehicles, intentionally committees fraud by skirting emissions regulations, and negligently poisoned the planet by producing NOx levels up to 40x higher than what was allowed.

    Saying Canada depends heavily on what the EPA does in the U.S., every VW car in the U.S. had to pass emissions testing to receive a "certificate of conformity," something Canadian authorities watched for in allowing cars to be sold in that country. The diesel cars did receive certificates to be sold, but only because VW was cheating the system by using defeat devices.

    Hope it was worth it.

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