VW recalls Beetle, Golf, Jetta, Passat to fix fuel leak

December 31, 2014
Volkswagen has issued a recall for a wide range of new cars outfitted with 1.8T and 2.0T engines.
During the fall of 2014, the company received field reports of fuel smell and leaking fuel lines. An investigation found that a supplier had manually reworked a sealing cap on the fuel rail, but with insufficient solder. Consequently, the solder joint can eventually fail and begin to leak.

The problem can be identified via fuel smell or a warning light if the if the fuel-rail pressure cannot be maintained.

VW warns that leaking fuel can result in a fire if it is in the presence of an ignition source, however no accidents or injuries have been blamed on the problem.

The defect affects the 2014-2015 Beetle, Jetta and Passat, along with the 2015 Golf and GTI, for a grand total of nearly 38,000 vehicles. Service technicians will inspect each vehicle and replace the fuel rail if necessary.

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