2003 Volkswagen PASSAT Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Recall

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2003 Volkswagen PASSAT Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Recall

 NHTSA Recall #74790
NHTSA Compaign #08V156000
MFG Compaign #26E5/R5
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT
 Model Year2003
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
 Date of notification13/06/08
 Begin date of manufacuring01/06/99
 End date of manufacturing31/05/05
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received07/04/08
 Report created07/04/08
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units412000
 Defect summaryVolkswagen is recalling 412,000 my 1999-2005 passat (5th generation) vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions and produced after june 14, 1999. These vehicles may have an underbody heat shield that can become damaged. In addition, affected vehicles with automatic or manual transmissions may have a fuel line (1. 8t engines only) or fuel tank ventilation valve (4motion/all wheel drive only) that can leak due to fracture.
 Consequence summary a heat shield that may contact the exhaust system can result in a vehicle fire. In addition, a fuel leak from a fuel line or fuel tank ventilation valve, in the presence of an ignition source, can lead to a vehicle fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will install additional underbody heat shields on vehicles with automatic transmissions to cover the possibly damaged areas and flash all 1. 8t engines with a precautionary software update. Dealers will also inspect and adjust the fuel line routing on 1. 8t vehicles and the fuel tank ventilation valve on 4motion/all wheel drive vehicles, and replace components if necessary free of charge. The recall began on june 13, 2008. Owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
 Recall notesVwoa recall no. 26e5/r5. Customers may 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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