Long time VW/Audi family. But my kid just worked all summer and then used her minimum wage + tip money to buy (against parent’s advice :-) ) a 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion Sedan 4D with 120,000 to take off to college. Day 2 had CEL, Day 3 gas was leaking from driver’s side in front of rear wheel. As I have come to find out (in the last 24 hours) classic 4-motion fuel tank ventilation value issue. I haven’t been successful with the search function here on VWVortex... but I’ve seen from various threads about the 2008 recall, and ten-plus-years-on how people continue to fight with VW to cover the replacement of the tank and valve. Best I can tell, people were still successful in 2017 to get VWoA to cover the repair. But, now we are over the 10 year mark. I’ve heard $2k to $2.7k to replace the tank and valve. Boggles the mind how a recall can become no longer the manufacturer’s issue with the passage of time.
Anyone had success recently with VW covering the gas tank and vent valve repair?
Similar thread: https://www.passatworld.com/threads/...-issue.359378/