Original Recall from the NHTSA
Manufacturer's Report Date:

March 8, 2017

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

17V151000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected:

20,908

Summary:

Volkswagen Group of America Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2007-2010 Touareg vehicles. The fuel filter flange may crack and allow fuel to leak out.

Consequence:

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Remedy:

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel filter flange if cracks are found. A protective cover will be applied to the fuel filter to prevent oxidization cracks from forming. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for the recall is 20Z4.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration