Volkswagen diesels facing fuel pump recall
This investigation is based around 2009 and 2010 Volkswagen Jetta, Golf and Audi A3 models equipped with the 2.0L TDI diesel engines. The NHTSA has received around 160 complaints of power loss and stalling problems – one of which has resulted in an accident. The biggest problem is that about half of the complaints were based on issues that occurred while traveling at highway speed when the vehicle had a sudden, substantial loss in power or in the worst cases the vehicle would stall and not start back up.
According to the investigation report, the complaints state that the high pressure fuel pump used by the 2.0L TDI failed, causing a loss of fuel and contamination of the fuel system. After receiving 5 complaints directly (and another 100+ from Volkswagen), the NHTSA upgraded their investigation to “an engineering analysis” – which can often lead to a recall of the vehicles under investigation.
This investigation applies to 97,272 diesel powered Jettas, Golfs and A3s and Volkswagen is wisely working with the NHTSA to help come to a conclusion in this case. This problem comes on the heels of another investigation of the Volkswagen Passat for engine bay fire concerns stemming from an ignition coil failure along with a recall late in 2010 for VW Beetles, Jettas, Rabbits and Golfs for a fuel leak issue that can also result in an engine bay fire.
TorqueNews.com will continue following this story and should more information become available, including a recall of the vehicles in question, we will bring you all of the breaking details!
Other Volkswagen News:
Volkswagen Passat under investigation for ignition failure, fires
Volkswagen recalls 300,000 models over fire risk
Battle Brewing Over Most Watched Automotive Commercials ever
261mpg Volkswagen XL1 to see limited production for the US
Hedge fund lawsuit against Porsche dismissal appealed