Saturday, January 28, 2006

Volkswagen Passat Recall for Fuel Pump Problem

Text from ConsumerAffairs.Com.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is recalling 74,000 2003 Audi A4, A6 and Volkswagen Passat sports sedans because of a problem with electrical components in the fuel pump.

Vehicles equipped with the 1.8 liter turbo charger, 2.8 liter V6 or 3.0 liter engines may suffer a fuel pump failure than can shut off the fuel supply to the engine.

Dealers will install a new fuel pump free of charge after the recall begins in March of 2006. Owners can contact Volkswagen at 1-800-222-8987 or audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Consumer may also contact NHTSA 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Note: This recall applies to the MY2003 Passat, A4, and A6. The current generation of these models are not affected. Contact Volkswagen or Audi through the phone numbers above to check if your vehicle is affected.


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