The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced a recall for the 2012 Passat model because of a potential fire risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 153 units of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat will be affected by this recall in the United States and owners of the model will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the potential fire risk problem solved. The NHTSA is saying that the 2012 VW Passat has a problem with the diesel fuel filter element and this might lead to a potential fire risk.
“The Passats were built with a diesel fuel filter element that may not seal correctly. Over time, or after certain driving distances, these vehicles are susceptible to a fuel leakage. Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, may lead to a fire”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.
The recall apparently affects the 2012 VW Passat equipped with the 2.0 liter TDI Clean Diesel engine. Volkswagen isn’t aware of any potential injuries or accidents because of this problem. The affected model has been made from January 18, 2011 to June 1, 2011 at the company’s Chattanooga Tennessee plant. Owners can contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
In other words, the Routan has also been affected by a recall because of a problem with the rear suspension which might lead to wheel separation. This recall is expected to begin in April. Owners of the 2012 Routans can also contact VW at the number listed above.