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Volkswagen to Issue Recall of 5,000 '08 R32 Vehicles

March 31, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Volkswagen is recalling 5,000 MY 2008 R32 (5th generation) vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.

When certain driving conditions are accompanied by high ambient temperatures, the fuel tank ventilation valve may not remain fully closed. If this happens, liquid fuel may enter the fuel tank venting system and migrate into the evaporative system, saturating the carbon canister. If this occurs while the car is in operation, the vehicle may experience performance issues, such as a jerking motion, and the malfunction indicator lamp in the instrument cluster could illuminate, the NHTSA reported. Fuel could leak from the evaporative system leak detection pump filter.

The risk is that a fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to a vehicle fire.

Dealers will replace the fuel tank ventilation valve with an improved valve free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April.

Vehicle owners may contact Volkswagen at (800) 822-8987.

 

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