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Volkswagen T5 CNG (2005 – 2015)

Published on 07. 03. 2022

Problem description:

The gas tank may corrode because the protective paint will not be properly maintained over time. Refuelling a corroded gas tank could lead to fuel leaks and increase the risk of explosion.

The VW T5 CNG vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 2007 – 2015.

VW recall code: 20AF
Affected models: VW T5
Vehicle numbers (Germany): 445

Source: Rapex Alert 9/2022 A12/00380/22

2018 Archive: Corrosion of the gas tank may occur. If there is the insufficient residual wall thickness, the gas tank may burst.

The recall affects vehicles produced between 29. 8. 2005 – 30. 6. 2015.

Source: Alert 25/2018 A12/0825/18

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Type of alert Serious
Make Volkswagen
Model Transporter
Production period 29. 8. 2005 - 30. 6. 2015
Risk Fire
Type/number of model e1*2007/46*0130*, e1*2001/116*0218*; type: 7JO, 7HM, 7HC e1*2001/116*0220
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20180622

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Volkswagen dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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