2012 Volkswagen PASSAT Fuel System, Diesel Recall

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2012 Volkswagen PASSAT Fuel System, Diesel Recall

 NHTSA Recall #93937
NHTSA Compaign #12V146000
MFG Compaign #20R7/W3
 Model Year2012
 Date of notification27/04/12
 Begin date of manufacuring01/01/11
 End date of manufacturing01/06/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received05/04/12
 Report created05/04/12
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units153
 Defect summaryVolkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012 passat vehicles, manufactured from january 18, 2011, through june 1, 2011. During assembly, these vehicles were built with a diesel fuel filter element that may not seal correctly.
 Consequence summaryOver time, or after certain driving distances, these vehicles are susceptible to fuel leakage. Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, may lead to a fire.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the diesel fuel filter elements, free of charge. The safety recall began on april 27, 2012. Owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
 Recall notesVolkswagen
  • 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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