WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2011)—Volkswagen of America Inc. is voluntarily recalling 168,275 VW and Audi vehicles, all manufactured between May 2008 and September 2011, because of possible leaks in the fuel injector lines, VW told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The vehicles involved include Audi A3s, model years 2010-2012; Volkswagen Golfs, MY 2010-2012; and Volkswagen Jettas and Jetta Sportswagens, MY 2009-2012. All the vehicles under recall are equipped with a 2.0-liter TDI common diesel or clean diesel engine, NHTSA said in the recall notice.
In these vehicles, the fuel injector pulses could coincide with the natural frequency of fuel injector line No. 2, creating additional stress on the line, the agency said. Because of this, the line could develop small cracks that would cause fuel leakage and possible fires.
VW will install improved fuel injector lines and vibration dampers free of charge, NHTSA said. VW and Audi will begin notifying owners in November; until then, owners may contact VW at 1-800-822-8987.