Volkswagen recalls nearly 281,000 units due to fuel pump risks

Aug 31, 2017 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
Exactly, 280,915 units of the CC and Passat will be recalled.

According to the recent report from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Volkswagen will issue a massive recall of 280,915 vehicles across the US due to possible fuel pump detects.

Concerning the reasons, there are two potential issues. On the one hand, “under specific operating conditions, an interruption in the electrical power supply to the fuel pump control module can result in fuel pump failure” and lead vehicle stall. On the other hand, that condition can also make the fuel pump run continuously, giving rise to a drained vehicle battery.

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In April last year, those probable problems were considered in vehicles in China. After that, the German automaker carried out an engineering analysis in the home country to detect them.

The recall will cover the VW Passat and Passat Wagon produced from 2006 to 2010 model year and all units of the 2009 - 2016 CC. These related models will be replaced the existing fuel pump control module by another one from a different supplier as well as being put in a more suitable place to lessen the risks of heat build-up.

Volkswagen CC and Passat

The recall will cover the VW Passat and Passat Wagon produced from 2006 to 2010 model year and all units of the 2009 - 2016 CC

Sadly, VW doesn’t have enough available fuel pump control modules for all involved vehicles. Thus, VW dealerships will inform customers as soon as they get ready to fix the affected cars.

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