Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Atlas vehicles. The suction jet in the fuel tank may have been welded in the incorrect position allowing fuel to leak. Additionally, the vehicle may stall due to uneven fuel distribution.
Affected models: Volkswagen Atlas
|Report Received Date||20190821|
|Consequence Summary||A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.|
|Corrective Action||Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall began August 30, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20BU.|
|Fire Risk When Parked||No|
|Do Not Drive||No|
|Recall Link||Go to Recall (https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=19V614000)|
What the owner should do?
You can check if your specific car is affected by a recall by entering your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA website. The VIN is a unique code that identifies your vehicle and can be found on your car's registration, insurance documents, or near the base of the windshield on the driver's side.
If the recall involves your car, you should make immediate contact with a dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.