Volkswagen Recall: More than 413,000 Volkswagen Cars Recalled In US and Canada Due To Fuel Leaks

By on Dec 17, 2010 in Automobile, Business, United States, World Comments
Jetta Sportwagen
The Jetta Sportwagen, one of the recalled cars.
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Volkswagen AG announced on Wednesday that they would recall more than 413,000 cars in the United States and Canada, international news reported. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement that the recall is due to a small plastic tab that could cause a leak in the fuel pipe that may lead to fires.

The models to be recalled were the 2007-2009 Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Rabbit and Jetta Sportwagen . According to reports, all the cars have a small tab in the windshield wiper fluid area that could rub a fuel line and cause leaks that may lead to fires.

Meanwhile, the 2006-2010 Volkswagen New Beetle cars were also recalled due to a fastening clamp that is part of the power steering system that could also cause the same kind of problem.

According to reports, 377,000 of the cars were being recalled in the United States specifically in North America and the remaining 36,000 cars were from Canada.

Furthermore, the automaker said that there were no reports of fires, crashes or injuries that have been received that pertains to the condition of the recalled cars.

It was said that dealers will inspect all of the vehicles covered by the recall free of charge and if necessary, they will replace the under-hood fuel line. In addition, depending on vehicle model, dealers will either remove the small plastic tab or adjust the position of the fastening clamp if needed.

The Volkswagen recall campaign will start on or before January 31, 2011. Owners can contact Volkswagen at 800-822-8987 or call National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hot line at 888-327-4236 for more info.



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