Leaks may occur in the fuel return pipe owing to vibration resonance or an insufficient distance between the air conditioning pipe and the fuel return pipe. There may also be leaks in the high pressure piping during the useful life of some vehicles owing to the use of faulty raw materials. The leakage of fuel may cause a fire.
The recall affects vehicles manufactured between 2012 and 2014.
Source: Alert 50/2013 A12/1849/13
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, the motor industry standards body Motor Codes offers a Vehicle Safety Recall search. By using this, any recalls that are active for your car can be identified. To use this facility, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a long code number that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.
If it’s confirmed there’s an active recall for your car, you should make contact with a Volkswagen dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.