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Volkswagen Passat Recall, Fuel Leak Danger

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2012


Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC Mfr's Report Date: APR 04, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V146000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 153

Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 PASSAT VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 18, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 1, 2011. DURING ASSEMBLY, THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH A DIESEL FUEL FILTER ELEMENT THAT MAY NOT SEAL CORRECTLY.

Consequence:
OVER TIME, OR AFTER CERTAIN DRIVING DISTANCES, THESE VEHICLES ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FUEL LEAKAGE. LEAKING FUEL, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.

Remedy:
VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DIESEL FUEL FILTER ELEMENTS

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