By Jennifer Geiger on April 11, 2012
Volkswagen is recalling a small number of model-year 2012 versions of the Passat sedan due to problems with the diesel fuel filter, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Only 153 vehicles are affected by the recall; they were manufactured from Jan. 18 through June 1, 2011, and use a diesel filter that may not seal properly. This could lead to possible fuel leakage over time and an increased risk of fire. You can check your vehicle’s build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.
Volkswagen will notify owners in May, and dealers will replace the diesel fuel filter free of charge. Owners can call VW at 800-822-8987 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer