2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Recall Alert

18_Volkswagen_Atlas_OEM.jpg 2018 Volkswagen Atlas | Manufacturer image

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 280 model-year 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUVs

The Problem: The fuel tank on these vehicles may leak fuel due to a manufacturing error, which increases the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the fuel tank for free.

What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen will begin notifying owners June 15. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Volkswagen Atlas

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