The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. He said that he has seen six of these in boise, id this year. After adding fuel to the vehicle the contact smelled a strong odor of gasoline inside the vehicle. Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in fire. This caused a quick reduction is speed. The contact stated that fumes were entering the vehicle through the ventilation system and the check engine light was illuminated. Complaint Number: 10168655 Incident Date: September 16, 2006 Date Added to File: September 19, 2006 Description of the Complaint: A chemical smell permeating my entire house for 2 months.
The vehicle was included in the recall and was repaired before the failure. They also stated that the metal flange seal and tank were connected and would not be replaced. What exactly will be repaired on the vehicle? People who own these cars should be warned to check them for gas leaks, especially if they keep them in their garage. I have found other incidents of this online , for this particular 2002 passat, with four motion. Smells that don't fade means that you're looking at a different issue. Took it to the dealer, who first pointed out that it was time for me to pay the Passat driver privilege tax, a.
I observes the gas smell was in my garage. I will not bring this vehicle back to my house for fear of a repeat failure. My four month old baby was in the back in his carseat and had I been in a different setting we both could have been injured or killed. Local dealer took the car back and informed me that a particular component was placed incorrectly and that they corrected it human error. Could you please investigate the fuel tanks. This was the first time it had occurred and once I took it to the mechanic the car started and drove fine and they could not duplicate the problem. See if this is your problem.
Towing will be covered under certain conditions that will be described in the upcoming campaign circular. The affected vehicles with automatic transmissions may have an underbody heat shield that can become damaged. Regarding the gas smell, after the mechanics allegedly checked the car, the service advisor speculated that it was a leak in one of the fuel pump seals, which are located under the back seat where the strongest smell was coming from. Recall 08V156000 the consumer stated even if the dealer performed the recall, she would not feel comfortable in the vehicle. Went to the garage and my Passat had a puddle of gasoline below it on the floor. While parked, the contact noticed a strong fuel odor around the exterior of the vehicle.
The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Now the 2006 and the 2007 vehicles both had this problem and Volkswagen put extended warranties on these vehicles. Turns out, again, that the cause of the smell of fuel coming into the cabin was due to human error. Can I drive the vehicle until it is repaired? The gas company came and tested but found nothing wrong with my furnace or equipment using natural gas. Vehicle has not been involved with any collision.
The contact stated that he noticed a fuel odor and when he inspected, he saw that the fuel tank was leaking. Volkswagen has clearly designed a faulty product they refuse to stand behind, and as a consumer, I will have to incur a finanical loss to replace this vehicle. If that does not solve please specify if the engine is 1. So check this before buying one. They have told me the only remedy is to replace the tank.
I had home gas company come out and check for a gas leak, gas company did not find a gas leak. The contact stated that he noticed a fuel odor and when he inspected, he saw that the fuel tank was leaking. If the fuel pressure regulator is a bit off in your car, it could be causing you to burn too much gas. He told me a number of these tanks are failing on my particular vehicle, and have ordered extra fuel tanks to accommodate customers. That strong fuel smell is very dangerous. The manufacturer investigated the failure and stated that there were no recalls and the vehicle was out of warranty.
With great difficult and tremendous fear we managed to get onto the highway. The dealership technician replaced the high pressure fuel pump hpfp sensor. Mechanic stated that the consumer hit the bottom of the fuel tank on something. Took it to the dealer, who first pointed out that it was time for me to pay the passat driver privilege tax, a. The first recall covers 143,214 examples of the 2007-2012 and 2009-2012 crossovers.