Report: NHTSA reopens probe into VW Passat engine fires
Among the body of complaints that didn't result in a recall were potentially defective ignition coils which could lead to stalling and/or engine fires. Now NHTSA has reportedly opened a fresh investigation into those ignition coil packs which have reportedly caused at least 10 fires in the past two years. Prior to the earlier investigation, there were 78 complaints of crashes resulting from engine stalls or fires.
Up to 199,000 vehicles built between 2000 and 2003 could be involved if this investigation precipitates another recall.
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