If mechanical damage occurs to the varnish layer of the gas tank, it could lead to the outer shell of the gas tank no longer having the required corrosion protection. With ongoing corrosion over an extended period of time, the residual wall thickness of the gas tank could become too low and the gas tank could burst.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
The vehicles in question were manufactured between 1 June 2010 and 12 October 2013.
EC type approval e1*2001/116*0252* Type: 2K Sales name: Caddy EC type approval e1*2007/46*0217* Type: 2KN Sales name: Caddy; Type approval number: e1*2001/116*0468* Type: 3CC Sales name: Passat Type approval number: e1*2007/46*0357* Type: 1T Sales name: Touran