VW Recalls All 2008 R32s
April 3, 2009 – 12:47 pm by Matt Radel
Filed under Recalls, Volkswagen R32
Yup – you read that right…every one.
Leftlane News reports that VW is recalling all 2008 R32s due to a “faulty fuel tank ventilation valve that can cause fuel to leak and potentially create a fire”. Yikes. While this sounds bad, is it really that bad? VW makes 5,000 R32s a year, so it’d be very easy for an entire model year to suffer from the same defects.
But then again…big or small, it’s an entire model line. As yours truly is all too aware, VW has been plagued with quality issues for sometime now. And while things have supposedly gotten better, something like this only goes to support the contrary.
Nevertheless, if you’re one of the lucky few to own a 2008 R32 take your baby to the dealer for free service to replace the faulty valve. I sure wouldn’t want my R32 to catch on fire…unless I drove it really fast and somehow managed to go back in time.