It is unfortunate for Volkswagen as the carmaker had to end 2014 by announcing a mass recall for most of its vehicle. After a thorough investigation performed by NHTSA, it is confirmed that the VW Jetta, Passat, Golf, GTi and Beetlle are suspected to be experiencing fuel leaks.
In detail, it is identified that the sealing cap in the fuel rail is faulty and it could lead to fuel entering the engine compartment, thus, starting a fire. A total of 37,979 units of the aforementioned vehicles are suspected of experiencing this fault and the owners have been notified accordingly.
Breaking down the numbers, the issue is believed to be affecting the 2014-2015 Jetta that is manufactured between March 28 and November 24 this year, the Passat that is manufactured from April 7 to November 18, the Golf and GTi that are manufactured from July 1 and November 20, and the Beetle and Beetle Convertible that are manufactured from March 31 to November 27.
Owners of the affected vehicles are highly advised to send their vehicle for inspection at any VW service centre and if the problem is to be found, then the German carmaker will replace the parts accordingly, at no charge.