2006 Audi A3 Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly Recall

2006 Audi A3 Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly Recall

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2006 Audi A3 Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly Recall
 NHTSA Recall #67560
NHTSA Compaign #09V377000
MFG Compaign #20Q3/J3
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA3
 Model Year2006
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
 Date of notification16/11/09
 Begin date of manufacuring29/09/05
 End date of manufacturing30/07/09
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received30/09/09
 Report created02/10/09
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units10200
 Defect summaryVolkswagen is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2010 audi a3, tt, and tt roadster passenger vehicles manufactured between september 29, 2005 and august 26, 2009. The closing force of an internal spring of the fuel tank ventilation valve is not adequate enough to hold the valve closed under extreme driving conditions possibly allowing fuel to leak.
 Consequence summaryIn the presence of an ignition source, a vehicle fire could occur.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners and audi dealers will replace the fuel tank ventilation valve with an improved valve free of charge. The safety recall began on november 16, 2009. Owners may contact audi at 1-800-253-2834.
 Recall notesVolkswagen's recall campaign number is 20q3/j3. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .
  • What is Recall? A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure? Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect? Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

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