2009-2012 Volkswagen Passat, Touareg Diesel Issue

2012_VW_Passat_DB2010AU01596_large.jpg 2012 Volkswagen Passat | Manufacturer image

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI with 2.0-liter diesel engine
  • 2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2 TDI with 3.0-liter diesel engine
  • 2010 Volkswagen Touareg TDI with 3.0-liter diesel engine
  • 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI with 3.0-liter diesel engine
  • 2012 Volkswagen Touareg TDI with 3.0L-liter diesel engine

The problem: Affected vehicles may exhibit a no-start or rough-running condition. Additionally, owners may note a lit check-engine light on the dash. This could be due to a faulty high-pressure fuel pump that’s contaminated the rest of the high-pressure fuel system.

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Corrective action: Dealers will clean the fuel system and replace all major fuel system components.

Warranty info: This repair is being done under Volkswagen’s limited new-vehicle or extended warranty, whichever is applicable.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can also call Volkswagen at 800-822-8987 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 2315-07.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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