A small number of 2020 Nissan Versa owners will be contacted by the manufacturer regarding an issue with the fuel system in their cars. The vehicles affected were manufactured between the the dates of September 06, 2019 – September 23, 2019.

According to the defect report, a manufacturing deviation may have resulted in fuel tanks with insufficient wall thickness in one area. The low wall thickness, in combination with the burr trimming process, may have resulted in a small hole in the tank seam. If the owner fills the tank over half full, the tank could leak and a strong fuel smell will come from the rear of the vehicle. If the fuel leak comes in contact with an ignition source, there is a possibility of a vehicle fire.

Dealers will correct the problem by replacing the fuel tank. The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 20V112.

Porsche will be contacting the owners of certain 2015-2018 Macan SUVs because of a problem affecting the fuel system in their vehicles.

According to the defect report, under high load conditions there is a possibility that the fuel supply port at the filter flange of the fuel pump could contact the service cover. The supply port could develop hairline cracks over time, potentially leading to a fuel odor. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may increases the risk of fire.

Those receiving notices will be asked to return to their Porsche dealerships to have the fuel pump flange inspected and replaced as necessary. Technicians will also rework and apply a protective film to the fuel pump flange. Porsche’s number for this recall is ALA2 and the NHTSA campaign number is 20V-077.

Volkswagen will be contacting the owners of certain 2013-2015 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles because of a problem affecting the fuel system.

According to the NHTSA defect report, the high pressure fuel pump supply line could become porous and deteriorate from the inside. The resulting fuel leak may lead to a fuel smell withing the vehicle cabin and a potential fire in the presence of an ignition source.

Audi will be asking owners to return to their dealers to have the fuel line replaced. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 20AV and the NHTSA campaign number is 18V-430.

Jaguar will be contacting the owners of certain 2013-2015 Jaguar XF vehicles equipped with 2.0L GTDi engines, regarding a problem affecting the fuel system. According to the defect report, a concern has been identified where the installation of the fuel delivery line may have insufficient clearance from the vehicle’s under shield and body. If the line chafes through, drivers may notice a fuel smell inside the vehicle or a fuel puddle underneath when it is parked.

Dealers will inspect the fuel delivery lines and replace damaged ones as necessary. An anti-abrasive sleeve and two additional mounting clips will be installed to ensure clearance. For more information about the problem, owners are asked to contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar’s number for this recall is J077 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-796.

Mazda will be contacting the owners of certain 2010-2011 Tribute vehicles equipped with 3.0L engines, regarding a problem affecting the fuel system. According to the defect report, the Fuel Delivery Module (FDM) could crack, causing a fuel leak and a potential fire. Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the FDM flange with one that has a redesigned fuel supply port. The recall is expected to begin December 15, 2016. For more information about the problem, owners are asked to contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda’s number for this recall is 0416J and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-788.

Ford will be contacting the owners of certain 2010-2012 Ford Escape and 2010-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles regarding a problem that could result in a vehicle fire. On certain vehicles, the Fuel Delivery Module (FDM) could develop cracks in the fuel supply port. A fuel leak from the FDM may cause fuel odor or visible fuel on the ground under the fuel tank. Field data shows that vehicles in states with higher ambient temperatures are more likely to experience this problem.

Dealers will replace the FDM flange with one that has a redesigned fuel supply port. For more information about the problem, owners are asked to contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 16S41 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-777.

Volkswagen has determined that certain 2012-2013 Audi A6 and A7 vehicles may have a defect affecting the fuel line system. According to the technical investigation, the hold function of the under hood fuel pump could fail and cause the under hood fuel hose to become porous and leak. A fuel leak may result in a noticeable fuel smell and a fire in the presence of an ignition source.

Audi will notify owners and dealers will replace the under hood fuel pump and fuel hose. For more information about the problem, owners are asked to contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 24BZ and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-646.

Ford will be asking the owners of certain 2010-2011 Fusion and Milan cars to return to their dealerships to repair a defect affecting the fuel system. According to reports, some cars may have an evaporative emissions canister purge valve (CPV) that may develop an internal leak and allow excessive vacuum to build up in the fuel tank. Repeated cycles of this condition could cause cracks to develop in the fuel tank. Drivers may detect a smell of fuel around the vehicle, observe a fuel puddle under the fuel tank, and/or experience a malfunction indicator light (MIL) illumination. Continue reading