Problems with Bosch fuel pump leads to recalls including the 2015 Volkswagen Golf
Along with BMW and Nissan, Volkswagen has issued a recall on a few of their vehicles. The recall comes after it was discovered that the fuel pumps supplied by Bosch are having problems with their nickel plating. According to manufacturers, it has been found that the nickel plating on the fuel pumps can potentially flake and cause problems. Among the Volkswagen recalls are the 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI and Audi A4.
A total of 6,204 units of these models have been affected by this issue and are in need of repair. While problems like these have been known to happen, this is still a serious problem. Currently no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of this issue, but it still poses a potential danger to drivers. When the faulty fuel pump fails, the vehicle will not start. But if it occurs while driving, the vehicle will stall, significantly increasing the chance of an accident.
The problem arises from the part’s nickel coating. As stated earlier, the nickel plating can chip and flake off of the component. If this occurs, the nickel flakes could cause friction within the pump and potentially cause the fuel pump to fail. Because of this problem, it’s very important that drivers of the recalled vehicles bring them in to have the part replaced.
Owners of Volkswagen recalls
If you’re the owner of one of the recalled models such as the 2015 Volkswagen Golf or GTI, you should receive notification of its recall by mail if you haven’t already. However, Bosch does not currently have enough parts to replace all of the parts affected by the recall. They are now working with automakers to make the parts available. When available, our service team will be happy to replace your faulty part with a new one, free of charge.
Those who haven’t received notification of a recall can check on their own using the Volkswagen recall tool on the company’s website. This handy tool makes it easy for drivers to check if their vehicle has been affected by one of the Volkswagen recalls. All you need to do is enter your car’s VIN and you can view what, if any, recalls have been made for your model. Your car’s VIN should be located on the driver’s side of the dashboard or on the sticker in the driver’s door jam.
The tool is also great for used car owners. It informs drivers not only of current recalls, but previous recalls, too. It also informs you if vehicle has had a problem in the past and if it has been fixed.
If you have any questions about the Volkswagen recalls or would like to schedule to have a part replaced in your Volkswagen vehicle, contact us at Capistrano Volkswagen for an appointment.