2003 Volkswagen PASSAT Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Filler Pipe And Cap Recall

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2003 Volkswagen PASSAT Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Filler Pipe And Cap Recall

 NHTSA Recall #2080
NHTSA Compaign #02V026000
MFG Compaign #WK
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT
 Model Year2003
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
 Date of notification13/06/03
 Begin date of manufacuring01/04/97
 End date of manufacturing31/08/02
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received25/01/02
 Report created26/01/02
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units487284
 Defect summaryOn some passenger vehicles, the fuel tank filler neck can suffer abrasion damage if the rear tire goes flat and the vehicle is driven until the tire disintegrates.
 Consequence summaryFuel leakage can occur increasing the risk of a fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will fit passat vehicles with a new wheel house liner that will better protect the car's filler neck. Jetta vehicles will be fitted with a different metal shield designed to enhance abrasion protection in the event of tire disintegration. Owner notification began june 13, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
 Recall notesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • 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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