Volkswagen is recalling roughly 38,000 units of certain vehicles with its new line of turbo-charged four-cylinder engines over an issue with that could cause a fuel leak.
- 2015 model year Golf and Golf GTI with the 1.8T and 2.0T four-cylinder engines
- 2014 and 2015 model year Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta, and Passat with the 1.8T and 2.0T four-cylinder engines
Number of vehicles affected: approximately 37,970 units.
The problem: it is possible that a sealing cap on the fuel rail may fail to seal, thus allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment. Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire.
VW says that no accidents or injuries related to this issue have been reported.
The fix: Volkswagen will notify all known owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to arrange for an appointment with an authorized Volkswagen dealer. The dealership will inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel rail. The work will be performed free of charge to the customer.
Contacts: owners may direct questions related to the Volkswagen recall to Volkswagen customer service at 1-888-822-8987, or to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.