As a courtesy to our customers, we’re giving a heads up to all VW Touareg owners with 2004 – 2007 gasoline powered SUV’s!
Volkswagen is recalling nearly 74,000 SUVs in the U.S. because a fuel pump flange can develop cracks and leak gasoline.
It’s part of a larger recall announced in July by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration involving flanges made by parts supplier Continental that could affect millions of vehicles. The agency is investigating which vehicles are affected.
VW says the safety agency found consumer complaints about the problem. Aging oxidation can weaken the flanges and cause small cracks. Those can leak fuel and cause fires, although documents don’t mention any.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The recall covers Touareg SUVs with gasoline engines from 2004 to 2007.
- You must take your vehicle to a authorized VW Dealer who will inspect the flanges and replace them if necessary. Those vehicles without cracks will get a protective cover. Either way, there are no out of pocket costs for you.
- Owners will be notified starting Nov. 19.
- Remember too that although you must take your car to the dealer for any recalls, you don’t have to have your vehicle’s regular maintenance service schedule work done at a dealership. We’ve got that covered for you. Call us to schedule those services.