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In February 2024, the Volkswagen Group announced a recall of over 260,000 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles due to a defective suction pump in the fuel tank assembly, potentially causing fuel leakage.

This issue primarily impacts front-wheel-drive models equipped with a specific suction jet pump manufactured by Gentherm. The decision follows an investigation initiated by U.S. safety regulators, prompted by 79 complaints of fuel leaks.

A defective suction pump can pose a significant safety risk, as leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source can result in a vehicle fire. Owners are urged to take immediate action if they notice difficulties during refueling, such as fuel spillage or premature pump shutdown, accompanied by a noticeable gasoline odor.

Recall InformationDetails
Total Vehicles Recalled261,257
Owner Notification LettersApril 12, 2024
NHTSA Recall Number24V064000
Manufacturer Recall IdentificationVolkswagen: 20UF


Manufacturer Contact Number888-234-2138

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    The 2024 VW Fuel Pump Recall encompasses several models spanning from 2015 to 2020, including the Audi A3 sedan and convertible models from 2015 to 2020, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI sedan from 2019 to 2020, the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen station wagon from 2015 to 2019, and the Volkswagen Golf and GTI hatchbacks from 2015 to 2020.

    According to documents provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been 1,410 warranty claims related to the issue, with repair dates ranging from May 2016 to December of the previous year.

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    What’s not included in the 2024 Volkswagen Fuel Pump Recall?

    The 2024 Volkswagen Fuel Pump Recall focuses on specific front-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with a particular suction jet pump (Version 1.0 or 1.1) installed in the fuel tank assembly. Excluded from the recall are all-wheel-drive vehicles and vehicles lacking the specified suction jet pump (Version 1.0 or 1.1) installation. The estimated percentage of vehicles involved with the defect is less than 1%.

    Not sure if your Audi or VW vehicle is affected? You can verify if your vehicle has an open recall using the NHTSA’s recall site. By inputting your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s recall check site, you can determine if a recall exists.

    If no recall appears, this indicates your vehicle is not currently subject to one. Given that automakers frequently issue recalls, we recommend regular checking to see if your vehicle is included in any open recalls.

    How do you fix the Volkswagen Fuel Pump issue?

    Volkswagen and Audi dealerships will replace the defective suction jet pump with an upgraded version at no cost to the owners. Vehicles previously recalled for a similar defect in 2016 will also require the new fix. Both automakers acknowledge 1,410 warranty claims associated with the issue.

    The NHTSA campaign number associated with this recall is 24V110. Volkswagen’s designated recall code is 20UF, while Audi’s is 20YF. Owners can contact Volkswagen at 800-893-5298 or Audi at 800-253-2834 for assistance.

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