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Volkswagen Recalls 380,000 Cars In America

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Volkswagen announced a massive recall in America involving 380,000 Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf, Rabbit and New Beetle models built from 2006 to 2010 over fire risk. And it’s all becasue of a faulty 2.5 liter engine that powers them all! Some model have an issue with a plastic bit on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that may chafe against an underhood fuel supply line, while the Beetles have a improperly positioned fastening clamp on a hydraulic hose that causes the same problem.

This issue might result in fuel leak and, eventually, bursting into flames.

NHTSA Report:

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
VOLKSWAGEN / JETTA 2006-2010
VOLKSWAGEN / JETTA SPORTWAGEN 2009
VOLKSWAGEN / NEW BEETLE 2006-2010
VOLKSWAGEN / NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE 2006-2010
VOLKSWAGEN / RABBIT 2006-2010
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 14, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V621000

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NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 377286
Summary:

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2010 JETTA, RABBIT, NEW BEETLE, NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE, AND MODEL YEAR 2009 JETTA SPORTWAGEN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINES. THE JETTA, JETTA SPORTWAGEN, RABBIT VEHICLES MAY HAVE A SMALL PLASTIC TAB LOCATED ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR THAT MAY CHAFE AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE. THE NEW BEETLE AND THE NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A FASTENING CLAMP ON A HYDRAULIC HOSE OF THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM THAT MAY BE LOCATED IN AN IMPROPER POSITION WHICH COULD CAUSE CHAFING AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE.

Consequence:

IF CHAFING OCCURS, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FUEL LEAK TO DEVELOP. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy:

< DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE UNDERHOOD FUEL LINE. ADDITIONALLY, DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE MODEL, DEALERS WILL EITHER REMOVE THE PLASTIC TAB FROM THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR, OR INSPECT THE POSITION OF THE FASTENING CLAMP AND ADJUST THE RELATED FASTENING CLAMP INTO THE CORRECT POSITION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

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