July 13, 2000
2000 Volkswagen Passat Four Motion Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 2000
Volkswagen Passat Four Motion automobiles because sulfur in the fuel interacts with
certain additives found in widely available gasoline, causing sulfur to become deposited
on the contact points of the fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank.
Sulfur deposits could cause the fuel gauge
to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty. Running out of
fuel without warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the
tank could result in a crash.
2,400 vehicles manufactured between September 1999
- January 2000 are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace all three fuel sending units.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin during June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V147/VW Recall
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to SafeMail subscribers July 13,
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During 2001 there were over
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States for safety reasons!
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