Volkswagen of America has issued a recall for certain Audi A3s, Volkswagen Golfs and Golf GTIs because of a problem with the Bosch fuel pump.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released the first details on a new recall announced by Volkswagen of America. This particular one has been issued because of a problem found with the Bosch fuel pump which may fail and if this happens, the vehicle can stall and the risk of a crash will be increased.

“Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing. If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle will not start, or if the engine is running, it will stop and the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.

The affected vehicles are from the 2015 model year and they include the Volkswagen Golf, the Golf GTI and the Audi A3. Owners of these models will be notified soon by the car manufacturer and the company’s dealers will be inspecting the vehicles and will be replacing the affected fuel pumps, free of charge to the owners. An official notification schedule hasn’t been provided at this time but for any extra details on the topic, owners of the models mentioned above can contact the Volkswagen Customer Service at 1 800 893 5298, the Audi Customer Service at 1 800 253 2834 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.


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