Recall roundup: Volkswagen vehicles for possible fire risk image

Volkswagen has issued a recall for a possible fire risk which is affecting some of its vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently announcing a new recall which is affecting several Volkswagen vehicles. According to the feds, the models affected are the Jetta, Passat, Golf, Golf GTI, Beetle and Beetle Convertible and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a possible fuel leak which might lead to a fire.

“A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire”, said the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.

The affected vehicles are the Jetta, produced between March 28, 2014 and November 24, 2014, the Passat made between April 7, 2014 and November 18, 2014, the Golf and Golf GTI, produced between July 1, 2014 and November 20, 2014 and the Beetle and Beetle Convertible, assembled between March 31, 2014 and November 27, 2014.

The company’s dealers will be inspecting the vehicles and replace the fuel rails with new ones free of charge. The recall is expected to begin early this month (February, 2015) and owners of these models will be notified by Volkswagen. For any extra details on the topic, owners can contact the Volkswagen customer service at 1 800 822 8987 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration safety hotline at 1 888 327 4236.