Volkswagen has announced a recall for certain Volkswagen and Audi vehicles equipped with a 2.0L TDI common rail diesel engines. According to a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fuel injection pulses could create stress in the fuel line at the #2 injector. The stress could lead to cracks, fuel leaks and a potential fire in the presence of an ignition source. The vehicles involved in this recall include:
Volkswagen will install an improved fuel injector line on the #2 cylinder as well as vibration dampers on all injector lines. Owners wanting more information can contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
Volkswagen has issued a recall for certain 2011-2012 Audi R8 Spyder sports cars. In the report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the auto manufacturer said that a fuel supply line in the engine compartment could rub against the heat shield creating a leak in the line. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to vehicle fire. The vehicles included in the recall were built between May 18, 2010 through June 22, 2011. Owners wanting more information about the recall can contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
Volkswagen is recalling Audi model vehicles for a problem with the fuel system that could lead to a fuel leak and a potential vehicle fire. The problem is being blamed on aging plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve. Stress from the ventilation line to the rollover valve nipple could lead to cracking of the nipple resulting in a fuel leak. The vehicles involved in this recall are equipped with 4.2L engines and include:
Owners receiving the recall notice can take their vehicles into their local dealer to have the rollover valve nipple replaced or reinforced. For more information, contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
Last February the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened up an investigation into failing fuel pumps in some Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars. Today, the NHTSA announced they will be intensifying the investigation after receiving over 150 complaints. The vehicles involved in this investigation include the 2009-2010 Volkswagen Jetta, 2010 Volkswagen Golf and 2010 Audi A3 vehicles. If the investigation should lead to a recall, nearly 100, 000 vehicles could be involved.
Last may, VW issued a service bulletin telling dealers to inspect the diesel fuel requiring fuel system service associated with fuel pump failure, suspecting the problem is with contaminated fuel. According to VW, even small amounts of gasoline in the diesel may disrupt lubrication, leading to fuel pump failure. They told the NHTSA that they were unable to find a defect related to motor vehicle safety with relation to the TDI clean diesel fuel system.
2007-2008 Chevrolet Suburban – Electrical system problems- Vehicles that have heated wiper washer system may overheat the control circuit ground wire. This in turn can cause other electrical components to malfunction, cause an odor, or create smoke increasing the risk of a fire. Please call your dealership to schedule an appointment.
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2009-2010 Audi A3 – Power train problem – They are recalling certain vehicles manufactured between September 2008 and August 2009. They may have wires that were not crimped correctly and thus the transmission may shift to neutral suddenly because of an improper detection. This abrupt shift to neutral could cause a crash without warning. Please call your dealer immediately to schedule an appointment.
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