The NHTSA has issued a recall affecting Volkswagen Jetta autos from the 2006 model year. The issue involves chafing on an underhood fuel line caused by a plastic tab on a windshield washer reservoir, leading to a potential fuel leak and fire. Details are listed below:
Model Year: 2006
Models affected: Jetta
NHTSA Campaign Number: 07V284000
Potential Units Affected: 58900
Problem: Certain vehicles equipped with 2.5L gasoline engines may have a small plastic tab located on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that may chafe against the underhood fuel supply line. If this happens, the chafing has the potential to cause a fuel leak over time. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Corrective Action: Dealers will remove the plastic tab from the windshield washer fluid reservoir and will also inspect and, if necessary, replace the underhood fuel supply line. The recall is expected to begin on or about August 13, 2007. Owners may contact VW at 1-800-893-5298.