Risk of Fuel Leak, Fire Prompts Volkswagen to Recall Nearly 74,000 Touareg Vehicles

The fuel filter flange may crack, allowing fuel to leak

Risk of Fuel Leak, Fire Prompts Volkswagen to Recall Nearly 74,000 Touareg Vehicles
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October 4, 2017

Volkswagen Group of America (VW) has issued a recall for nearly 74,000 model year 2004-2007 Touareg vehicles.

What's the problem?

These gasoline-powered vehicles have a fuel filter flange that may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners of the recalled Touareg vehicles beginning in mid-November 2017. VW dealers will then inspect the fuel filter flange for cracks, replacing the flange if cracks are found. If no cracks are found on the flange, a protective cover will be installed.

All repairs related to this recall will be performed free of charge to vehicle owners.

What happens next?

VW says that the parts needed to remedy this recall are not yet available. Beyond the initial notification of the recall, vehicle owners will receive a second notice once parts are available.

For additional information, contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298—reference recall number 20Ai.