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article imageVolkswagen recalls 26,000 new cars over possible fire risk

By James Walker     Apr 18, 2014 in Technology
The Volkswagen Group has confirmed that it is recalling over 26,000 brand new 2014-model year cars from across the range over a possible fire risk.
Over 26,452 of the affected vehicle types have been produced and these consist of examples of brand new Jetta, Beetle Convertible, and Passat models that are fitted with the 1.8T engine and torque-converted equipped automatic gearbox.
It is because of an issue where the O-ring between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid and start a fire if it touches a hot surface. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified and advised to return their cars to a local dealership so that the seals can be replaced with more secure models, free of charge of course.
Volkswagen is unaware of the fault causing any faults or fires in sold vehicles and they have notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a written, publicly available notice. The fault was noted during a routine vehicle inspection before the company commissioned a full investigation. All affected vehicles are now temporarily unavailable for sale.
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