Volkswagen Recalls 26,008 Vehicles Due to a Possible Fuel Leak
Volkswagen Fuel Leak Recall Alert
Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 26,008 vehicles. The recall was reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on January 16, 2015. According to the NHTSA the recall is being issued due to a possible fuel leak in the fuel injection system. There is an increased risk of fire if the injection system experiences a leak in the presence of an ignition source. The leak can occur due to production tolerance issues and vehicle vibration.
Volkswagen has not received any reports of accidents or injuries related to this fuel leak. However, according to reports a warning sign of the leak is the presence of a fuel odor.
Affected Vehicles of the Volkswagen Fuel Leak Recall
- 2012 Audi A6
- 2012-2013 Audi A7
- 2011-2012 Audi Q7
- 2011-2012 Audi S4
- 2011-2012 Audi S5
- 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified beginning March 10, 2015 to bring their car into a certified dealership for repair. The fuel rails and seals will be replaced free of charge.
Not sure if you own one of the affected vehicles? Check here: NHTSA Vehicle Identification Number Look-up.
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- NHTSA. Recall Acknowledgement. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
- NHTSA. Defect Notice 573 Report. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
Volkswagen customer service: 1-800-893-5298 Recall number: 24BK
Audi customer service: 1-800-822-2834 Recall number: 24AP