When it rains, it pours. Volkswagen, which is still reeling from a 2.6-million-unit global recall last month has just announced that another 65,992 US-spec models need to report in for repairs as part of two separate recalls.
Volkswagen has announced that it will recall some 25,594 examples of its 2006-2009 Jetta over a potential driveshaft issue. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cars with the company's 2.0-liter inline-four may have driveshaft cover plates that weren't manufactured properly, with the consequence that their screws may not be torqued correctly. If the screws back out, drivers may experience a knocking sound while in motion. In the extreme, the driveshaft could conceivab
Volkswagen has two unrelated recalls underway, both for issues that pose safety risks. All 5,000 2008 R32s are being called home to replace a valve in the evaporative system. Left unchanged, the fuel tank vent valve may creep open when ambient temperatures are high, and driving conditions are just right. The misbehaving valve could lead to fuel winding up in the evaporative emissions system, possibly even getting into the charcoal canister, which could lead to driveability issues. The fix is a n
If you're one of the few people who have laid down cash for the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Triple White Special Edition, you may want to check your roof-mounted spoiler. The automaker has issued a recall for 510 MY 2008 vehicles because an incorrect adhesive may have been used to attach the roof spoiler to the car. If that's the case, the spoiler could become loose and either fall off the car or potentially fly off it while moving and become an airborne projectile on the highway. The recall begi
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