Question about 2001 Volkswagen Passat
My 2001 Passat is dripping gasoline near the location of the gas tank. I took it to the dealership and was told the line was likely wearing out from heat and elements near the fuel filter. Therefore, the line and the filter would need to be replaced. Any thoughts?
Yes, that sounds like the problem. The filter is usually attached to the steel fuel lines with a short piece of rubber hose (not sure about vw though) which over time will dry up and split, allowing fuel to leak. I checked, and a replacement is about $30 (much more from the dealer) . If it uses the 2 short hoses, it will come with them, and hopefully that will be the cure. DON'T park car inside a garage until this is fixed, fumes will build up and can ignite in a closed area just by flipping on a wall light switch or starting the car.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
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