Volkswagen Recalls 200,000 Jettas To Fix Fuel Leaks That Can Spark Fires


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Volkswagen is recalling more than 218,000 Jetta sedans from the model years 2016-2018. The car company said that fuel rail bolts may loosen over time, allowing fuel to leak, which could spark a fire. Volkswagen said that drivers may notice the smell of gasoline while driving or see fuel leaking from the engine.

Volkswagen said it is currently developing a fix for the problem and expects the recall to begin in late December. The carmaker started an investigation after receiving a single complaint about the issue but did not say if they have received any reports of fires or injuries stemming from the problem.

The recall affects Jettas with 1.4-liter engines that were built from June 18, 2015, to Dec. 9, 2017. Drivers can find out if their car is under recall by entering the VIN number at vw.com/recall.

Volkswagen said that it will fix the issue at no cost to the owner.

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