2008 Volkswagen R32 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Recall

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2008 Volkswagen R32 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #79158
NHTSA Compaign #09V093000
MFG Compaign #20P6/S2
 Model Year2008
 Date of notification02/06/09
 Begin date of manufacuring17/01/07
 End date of manufacturing11/03/08
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received20/03/09
 Report created20/03/09
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units5000
 Defect summaryVolkswagen is recalling approximately 5,000 my 2008 r32 (5th generation) vehicles. When certain driving conditions are accompanied by high ambient temperatures, the fuel tank ventilation valve may not remain fully closed. If this happens, liquid fuel may enter the fuel tank venting system and migrate into the evaporative system, saturating the carbon canister. Should this occur while driving, the vehicle may experience performance issues (i. E., vehicle jerking) and the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) in the instrument cluster could illuminate. Fuel could leak from the evaporative system leak detection pump filter.
 Consequence summaryA fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to a vehicle fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the fuel tank ventilation valve with an improved valve free of charge. The recall began on june 2, 2009. Owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
 Recall notesVolkswagen recall no. 20p6/s2. 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.
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  • 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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