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Recall 17V151000

Fuel Filer Leaks Fuel

Recall Details

The fuel filter flange may crack and leak fuel, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel filter flange if cracks are found; and apply a protective cover to the fuel filter to prevent oxidation cracks from forming, all free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The flange that the fuel filter mount to may crack and cause fuel to leak out. This would cause a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Exhaust & Emissions, March 8, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 8, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
20,908
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V151000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

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.
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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