November 28, 2001
Volkswagen Recalls Passat
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
Number Involved: 12,000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SULFUR IN FUEL INTERACTS WITH
CERTAIN ADDITIVES FOUND IN WIDELY AVAILABLE GASOLINE CAUSING SULFUR TO
BECOMEDEPOSITED ON THE CONTACT POINTS OF THREE FUEL SENDING UNITS MOUNTED
INSIDE THE FUEL TANK. LOW ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE AT CONTACT POINTS OF ANY
UNIT SIGNALS TO THE FUEL GAUGE AND COMPUTER THAT THE FUEL TANK NEEDS TO BE
REFILLED. HIGH RESISTANCE SIGNALS THAT THE TANK IS FULL. 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.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE ALL THREE FUEL SENDING UNITS.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01V157002
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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