VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS 2018 – FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : ATLAS Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2017-04-27 – 2017-06-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V284000
Date Owner’s Notified: 2018-06-22 Date Received by ODI: 2018-05-02 Date Added to Database: 2018-05-04
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer’s Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 20AW
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 278
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “Volkswagen” is recalling certain Volkswagen Atlas vehicles. The fuel tank on these vehicles may leak fuel due to a manufacturing error. 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 June 22, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 20AW. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 17V-766.
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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