Touareg: 2014 V6 TDI
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Ohio, USA
Second Vehicle: Still looking
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Particulate Filter Sensor/3.0 Diesel Recall
I took my 2014 Touareg in for the 3.0 diesel recall & the code for the particulate filter sensor was showing. The dealer stated that the recall can not be done until all repairs are completed ($800 replacement cost) and codes are cleared so I told them to do what's necessary, then keep the SUV and start the recall at the same time. They agreed and took the vehicle in on Thursday.
I was just reading the VW Court Settlement Booklet and noticed that one of the items to be replaced in the recall is the particulate filter sensor. The SUV is still with the dealer & it will be interesting to see if they do charge me the $800. Does that mean that they will put in the new replacement sensor that I paid for, then when they start the recall, they will pull the new sensor & replace it with a 2nd new sensor from the recall package? Sounds illogical to me! It'll be interesting to see what happens when I picked up the vehicle. If they charge me the $800, I'm inclined to ask them for the original bad sensor & the replacement sensor that I paid for before they did the recall. I can see a letter to VW complaint dept in my future. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.