Natural gas Touran
Volkswagen recalls worldwide approximately 5900 Touran EcoFuel of model year vehicles since the end of May 2006 to 2009. The natural gas vehicles, the front gas bottles should be replaced as a precaution. There is the possibility that the tank through external influences no longer sufficient corrosion protection aufwesisen. In Germany, approximately 3800 cars are affected.
The problem was detected during internal investigations and already in production. A reduced wall thickness of the gas cylinders by corrosion can lead to the bursting of a gas tank and a considerable risk of injury. The owners of the vehicles will be contacted directly by Volkswagen and pointed out that the use of the vehicle should be up to the conversion as a precautionary measure only in the petrol. (ampnet/jri)