Apparently, even the tall and mighty are not immune to the auto world’s version of the flu: recalls.

Volkswagen, one of the biggest automakers in the world has issued a huge recall involving five of its models that were manufactured during a five-year period from 2006 to 2010. The problem appears to be a small plastic tab on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that could chafe against the car’s fuel supply line. The models affected by this problem include the Volkswagen Jetta, the Jetta Sportwagen, the Golf, and the Rabbit.

Meanwhile, another model – the New Beetle – has it’s own set of problems involving a fastening clamp on its hydraulic hose that could also chafe against the car’s fuel supply line.

These problems, if not treated immediately, could cause a fuel leak and at worst, the cars could also end up catching fire.

All in all, 228,236 models are affected by this problem. For their part, Volkswagen has already begun initiatives for the recall, which is expected to begin no later than January 31, 2011. If you have the Jetta, Golf, and Rabbit, service technicians will remove the plastic tab from the washer fluid reservoir. On the flip side, if you have the Beetle, service technicians will adjust the fastening clamp’s position, steering it clear from the car’s fuel supply line.

Should you have any questions regarding the recall, you can call Volkswagen at the 1-800-822-8987.


Source: NHTSA

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  (401) posted on 05.24.2011

This one is definitely a rare occasion, especially for Volkswagen. Their cars are really known for ruggedness and reliability, so it’s a surprise that they had to issue a recall.

  (728) posted on 04.29.2011

Hey! But the New Beetle hasn’t produced by this time. It just debuted recently so how come they made a recall for that?

  (444) posted on 03.28.2011

Oh no! Car explosion? That would be a big trouble! Its so disappointing to here this kind of thing. Recalls, really especially when remembering how you drool to their teaser!

  (473) posted on 03.16.2011

Now, this one is definitely going to be a major problem for Volkswagen. They now have five different models that needed to be dealt with.

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