The butyl tape may not prevent fuel from leaking. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2007-2012 Audi Q7 and 2009-2012 Audi Q5 vehicles, previously repaired under NHTSA recall 16V-660. These vehicles were previously repaired with an interim repair of installing butyl tape to the fuel pump flange, until replacement remedy parts became available.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump flange and install butyl tape, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 31, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 20BJ.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Advance Notice – Safety Recall 20BJ / Fuel Pump Flange
December 03, 2018
December 3, 2018