VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS 2018 – FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : ATLAS Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2017-05-16 – 2017-06-10
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V766000
Date Owner’s Notified: 2018-01-10 Date Received by ODI: 2017-11-29 Date Added to Database: 2017-12-01
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer’s Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 20AQ
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 58
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “Volkswagen” is recalling certain 2018 Atlas vehicles. The fuel tank may have been manufactured with insufficient wall thickness, potentially resulting in the tank leaking fuel. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard “FMVSS” number 301, “Fuel System Integrity.”
Consequence:
      A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall began December 10, 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 20AQ.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 301
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 ‘TTY 1-800-424-9153’, or go to www.safercar.gov.
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