According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volkswagen is recalling 256 units of the 2011 Touareg Hybrids due to an incorrect tire pressure labeling. The NHTSA said that the labels on the recalled vehicles display the incorrect tire pressure information — it’s 2 pounds per square inch too low for the front tires and 1 psi too low for the rear tires.
The recall will start near April 29 and dealers will install a new sticker that displays the correct tire pressure information.
Owners can call Volkswagen at 800-822-8987 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.
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Refresher: The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is available in the United States in three trim-levels including the base 3.6L V6 FSI, 3.0L V6 TDI and a 3.0L V6 TSI Hybrid. The 3.6L V6 FSI unit makes 280-hp and a maximum torque of 265 lb-ft with fuel-economy coming in at 16/23 mpg (city/highway). The 3.0L turbocharged V6 TDI clean diesel engine makes 255-hp and a peak torque of 406 lb-ft with fuel-economy coming in at 19/28 mpg. Power for the 2011 Volkswagen Hybrid comes from a V6 TSI unit making 333-hp. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 47-hp electric-motor (E-Motor), allowing for a total 380-hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimated fuel-economy comes in at 25 mpg on the highway.
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– By: Omar Rana