2003 Volkswagen PASSAT Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Fuel Pump Recall

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2003 Volkswagen PASSAT Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Fuel Pump Recall

 NHTSA Recall #51667
NHTSA Compaign #06V017000
MFG Compaign #M7 & JL
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT
 Model Year2003
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
 Date of notification10/04/06
 Begin date of manufacuring01/09/02
 End date of manufacturing31/03/03
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received23/01/06
 Report created25/01/06
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units74000
 Defect summaryOn certain vehicles produced from september 2002 - march 2003, equipped with 1. 8l turbo, 2. 8l v6, or 3. 0l engines, a change in the electrical motor components in the fuel pump can lead to an inoperative fuel pump and, ultimately, stoppage of fuel supply to the engine causing it to stall.
 Consequence summaryIf fuel flow to the engine is interrupted, the vehicle could stall without warning and thus present a potential risk of crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will install new fuel pumps free of charge. The recall began on april 10, 2006. Owners may contact vw at 1-800-222-8987 or audi at 1-800-822-2834.
 Recall notesVw recall no. M7 and audi recall no. Jl. Customers 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.
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    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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