Volkswagen has just released a recall of almost 380,000 vehicles due to the potential of a fuel leak which could result in a fire. About 266,936 Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf and Rabbit models from the 2007 to 2009 model years are impacted. Even about 110,350 new Beetle models are impacted by this recall as well.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an official recall bulletin along with the Volkswagen’s announcement as well. The statement by the NHTSA says:
“The Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf and 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.”
The constant rubbing of the fuel line against the plastic tab could eventually rupture the fuel line. As a result, gasoline could leak to the hot engine and flame on. Customers who are impacted by this recall can bring their vehicles to any Volkswagen dealership for an easy repair. The repair will consist either remove the plastic tab from the windshield washer fluid reservoir or inspect of the fastening clamp on the fuel line.