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Recall 15V019000

Potential Fuel Leak

Recall Details

The fuel rail is a tube that carries fuel to the fuel injectors. The fuel rail may leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel rail and corresponding seals to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

A fuel leak may develop in the engine compartment.

What Should You Do?

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning March 10, 2015. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Volkswagen recall number is 24BK. The Audi recall number is 24AP.

Engine, January 20, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 20, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
26,008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V019000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Audi S4, S5, Q7, 2012 Audi A6, Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid, and 2012-2013 Audi A7 vehicles. In the affected vehicles the fuel injection system may experience a fuel leak.
Consequence
A fuel leak in the injection system in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails and corresponding seals, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 10, 2015. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834 or Volkswagen customer service at1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s numbers for this recall are 24AP for Audi customers and 24BK for Volkswagen customers.
Notify
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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