Volkswagen recalls 281K sedans, wagons due to risk of engines stalling

Elias Hubbard
August 30, 2017

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 281,000 CC and Passat sedans and wagons in the US because the fuel pumps can fail and cause the cars to suddenly stall. The models involved were built between 2006 and 2016.

Volkswagen is recalling 281,000 cars in the United States because defective fuel pumps could cause vehicles to stall, raising the possibility of a crash, the company said Tuesday. The issue can also cause the fuel pump to stay operational even after the auto is off. The Associated Press reports that a VW spokesperson said they were not sure how many cars were recalled in China, or if it was sent out anywhere other than the U.S. However, the new parts-from a different supplier than the original-are "currently unavailable".

The US branch of embattled German carmaker Volkswagen announced today it was recalling 2,81,000 vehicles to fix a faulty fuel pump in another blow to the company's image.

Volkswagen will inform owners of the recall on October 13, and the owners will receive a second notice when parts to perform the recall repairs become available. Remedy parts were not immediately available, so owners will receive an interim notice informing them of the safety risk and a second notice when parts become available.

At that time, owners will be able to take their vehicles to Volkswagen dealerships for service. If you prefer, you can also call NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 and inquire about safety campaign #17V509000.

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