Volkswagen Announces Jetta, Golf and Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel Recall

Over 160,000 cars affected 1 photo
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Yesterday, we heard that Volkswagen was issuing a a stop-sale on all 2009-2012 Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen and Golf TDI vehicles equipped with the company's 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesels. Now, the automaker has officially announced it will be recalling voluntarily approximately 159,884 Volkswagen Jetta and Jetta SportWagens manufactured from May 2008 through September 2011 and Golf models manufactured from May 2009 through September 2011.
In addition to these cars, some 9,000 Audi A3 diesels are also affected, built between September 2009 through September 2011.

All these cars have an issue where the fuel injector pulse rate takes place at the same time as injector line two. This puts extra strain on the system, which will result in the fuel line cracking. This represents a potential fire hazard, but VW says that it has not learned of any fire, crash or injury caused by this issue.

To fix the issue, the automaker will install a stronger fuel injector line for the number 2 cylinder as well as dampers on all of the injector lines.
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