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Recall 07V284000

Volkswagen Recalls 2006 Jettas Due to Possible Fuel Leak

Body, Interior & Misc., August 24, 2007
Affected Cars

Volkswagen

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Summary:

Volkswagen has recalled 2006 Jetta models with 2.5L engines because they may have a small plastic tab located on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that can chafe against the underhood fuel supply line. Over time, this can lead to fuel leakage and a fire. Dealers will remove the plastic tab from the windshield washer fluid reservoir and will also inspect and replace the underhood fuel supply line if necessary.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: August 24, 2007

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V284000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 58,900

Summary: CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L GASOLINE ENGINES MAY HAVE A SMALL PLASTIC TAB LOCATED ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR THAT MAY CHAFE AGAINST THE UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE.

Consequence: IF THIS HAPPENS, THE CHAFING HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE A FUEL LEAK OVER TIME. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE PLASTIC TAB FROM THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR AND WILL ALSO INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 24, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-893-5298.

Notes: VW RECALL NO. N8.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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