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Recall: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Fuel Leak From Tank


Volkswagen is recalling certain 2018 VW Atlas SUVs to correct an issue where fuel is leaking from the fuel tank. This could result in a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V284000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 278


Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain Volkswagen Atlas vehicles. The fuel tank on these vehicles may leak fuel due to a manufacturing error. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, “Fuel System Integrity.”


Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 15, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 20AW. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 17V-766.


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.



  1. Tom Lynde August 19, 2019

    How thick is the tank supposed to be? Mine leaks and they said it was not covered because it was caused by a road hazard.

  2. Kraig Gass March 10, 2021

    My 2021.5 VW Atlas with 2,500 miles on it and not even 3 months old was diagnosed with a leaking fuel rail and faulty fuel injector. So, this issue still continues to be an issue with the newest model as well or I just won the lemon lottery?


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