2018 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Atlas vehicles. The fuel tank may have been manufactured with insufficient wall thickness, potentially resulting in the tank leaking fuel. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
HazardA fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Consumer ActionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 29, 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20AQ.