Volkswagen Issues Recalls for Multiple Vehicles Due to Risks of Fires

Audi and golf vehicles are being recalled

Volkswagen Issues Recalls for Multiple Vehicles Due to Risks of Fires
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October 7, 2016

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 300,000 model year 2009-2012 Audi Q5, 2007-2012 Audi Q7, 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 sedan, A3 Cabriolet, 2012-2013 Audi A6, and Audi A7 vehicles due to risks of fires.

The affected Audi Q5 and Q7 vehicles have a fuel cap flange that may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

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

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will clean the pump flange and install a butyl rubber band to protect the pump, free of charge. Parts are not currently available.

Interim notices will be sent in early November 2016. A second notice will be sent when parts are available.

The affected Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 vehicles are being recalled due to a problem with the suction pump inside the fuel tank allowing fuel to flow into the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.

As fuel accumulates in the EVAP system, it may leak out through the charcoal canister filter element, increasing the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the suction pump, free of charge. Parts are not currently available.

An interim notice will be sent to owners by early November and a second notice will be sent when parts are available.

The recalled Audi A6 and A7 vehicles have a fuel hose in the engine compartment that may degrade and leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the under hood fuel pump and fuel hose, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

For further information regarding these recalls, consumers may contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298 or Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834.