Volkswagen Issues Recall Affecting Nearly 21,000 Touareg Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

A protective cover will be applied to the fuel filter to prevent oxidization cracks from forming

Volkswagen Issues Recall Affecting Nearly 21,000 Touareg Vehicles Due to Fire Risk
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March 20, 2017

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 21,000 model year 2007-2010 Touareg vehicles. The fuel filter flange on the affected vehicles may crack and allow fuel to leak out.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and local dealers will inspect and replace the fuel filter flange if cracks are found. A protective cover will be applied to the fuel filter to prevent oxidization cracks from forming. These repairs will be made free of charge to vehicle owners.

This recall is expected to begin in May 2017. Owners with questions can contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298.

Volkswagen's reference number for this recall is 20Z4.