A Volkswagen recall requires 168,000 diesel cars to be brought back to factories. This will come as a huge blow to the German automotive giants some of their models are considered highly dangerous.
The Volkswagen Jetta, Jetta SportWagen and the Golf have a problem that may lead to hazardous fuel leaks. All sales of these models have been halted following the recall too.
The leaks occurring from the engine may cause fires, meaning the potential dangers of the faults could prove very serious indeed.
It works by the fuel injector squirting fuel into the cylinder. From here there is an ignition which powers the pistons, which is where the power of the car is generated. The actual problem lies within the injectors, as they can be too strong and cause cracks to the injector fuel lines.
The Volkswagen Jetta and Jetta Sportwagen in question were built from May 2008 to September of this year. The Volkswagen Golf’s in question were built between May 2009 and September of this year.
Volkswagen America stated exactly what was wrong but reassured everyone that no accidents were caused. “On vehicles manufactured during these time periods and equipped with the 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel engine, certain vibrations can potentially result in a fuel line cracking, possibly causing a fuel leak”. Volkswagen is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by this issue.
Volkswagen are also set to send out letters asking customers to get their car’s fuel injection line inspected for any potential faults at their local Volkswagen garage. If there are any reported faults with that particular part, it will be replaced.
The Audi A3 diesel’s made from September 2009 and 2011 is another car that requires a recall for the same reason.
All recalls are due to begin next month.
It’s unusual that you hear of unreliability to this level from Volkswagen. Many automotive experts would agree that Volkswagen’s are generally manufactured with exemplary engineering throughout. Their innovative technology, especially the technology in which they develop with their engines, have allowed the company to become one of the world’s largest mass car producers and aim for extremely high targets.
They have a magnificent reputation and will remain on the world’s leading car manufactures for many years to come.
These Volkswagen recalls are certain to prove to be just a hiccup.