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Recall 18V818000

Final Repair For Fuel Leaks From Fuel Pump Flange

Recall Details

The interim repair of using butyl tape to temporarily prevent fuel leaks from the fuel pump flange has been updated by a new recall.  Dealers will replace the fuel pump flange and install butyl tape free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

An interim repair notified under a previous recall program for a concern of a fuel leak from the fuel pump flange has been now updated. This repair will eliminate the potential for the fuel leak which is a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi 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. The Audi recall number is 20BJ.

Exhaust & Emissions, November 19, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 19, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,987
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V818000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2007-2012 Audi Q7 and 2009-2012 Audi Q5 vehicles, previously repaired under NHTSA recall 16V-660. These vehicles were previously repaired with an interim repair of installing butyl tape to the fuel pump flange, until replacement remedy parts became available.
Consequence
The butyl tape may not prevent fuel from leaking. 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 replace the fuel pump flange and install butyl tape, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 31, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20BJ.
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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