Updated: Jetta Recalled Over Fuel Leak Hazard
Volkswagen is recalling certain 2016-2018 Jetta vehicles which were sold with fuel rail bolts that may become loose over time, allowing fuel to leak and potentially causing a fire. Volkswagen is notifying owners and dealers will replace the fuel rail bolts and, as necessary, the fuel rail, free of charge. This recall began on December 20, 2020.
What's the Problem?
This recall affects 2013-2015 Jetta Hybrid vehicles equipped with a DQ200 7-Speed DSG Automatic Transmission, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Hairline cracks can develop within the transmission electronic gearbox (mechatronic unit) of affected models, causing an internal transmission oil leak and a decrease in oil pressure. A decrease in transmission oil pressure can cause the clutch to fail to engage, resulting in a sudden loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA said.
Volkswagen is notifying owners of affected Jettas, and dealers will fix the transmission software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Feb. 4, 2020.
Other Volkswagen Jetta Recalls
In September 2011, Volkswagen announced a recall of model years 2009–2012 Jetta and Jetta Sportwagen models with the 2.0L TDI engine; this recall pointed to a resonance condition with the number 2 fuel injector line and the fuel injector pulses, causing small cracks in the line which could leak.
Are Jettas Long-Lasting Vehicles?
Volkswagen's engineering progress on the Jetta has recently advanced enough to add another 100,000 miles to the vehicle's average lifespan. The 2023 Volkswagen Jetta is designed to last around 300,000 miles, which puts it on par with some of the long-lasting vehicles in the U.S. today.
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Do I Have a Volkswagen Jetta Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Volkswagen Jetta Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Jetta, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.