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RECALL: Volkswagen Diesel Models

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Possible fuel leakage in Volkswagen diesels

By Henny Hemmes
Senior European Editor
The Auto Channel

THE HAGUE, February 9, 2012. The Volkswagen Group is recalling some three hundred thousand cars equipped with the 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine because of a possible fuel leakage.

In the plant it had been noticed hat this possibility exists to occur in the fuel lines in between the pump and the injectors. It may be caused by resonance in the fuel system.

To avoid leakage problems, VW is recalling the respective cars in a precautionary measure to install a vibration damper on all four pipe lines and in some cases will replace a fuel injector line. Repair will cost around half an hour.

It concerns diesel engines that were produced between mid 2008 and early 2012 for the Golf, Jetta, Passat, Eos, Scirocco, Tiguan and the Transporter commercial van. Also Audi, Seat and Skoda have used the 2.0 TDI engine. If former buyers of the 2.0 TDI diesel engine such as Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep and Mitsubishi are also planning a recall is not know yet. The recall started mid December. In the US some 165,000 cars are involved.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website that the recall affects certain 2009-2012 Jetta’s and some 2010 through 2012 Golfs, as well as some Audi A3 models from the 2010- 2012 model years.