Volkswagen is recalling nearly 281,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to a fuel pump defect that can cause the engine to stall. The recalled vehicles include 2009-2016 model year CC sedans, and 2006-2010 model year Passat sedans and wagons.
According to Volkswagen, the fuel pump control computer can lose electrical power, which can stop gas from flowing. The engine could then stall, increasing the risk of an accident. In other cases, the fuel pump could continue running after the car is shut off.
The automaker says it will notify owners of the recall in October. When the parts are available, dealers will swap out the fuel pump control computers for new ones.
Fuel Pump Defect Discovered by Chinese Authorities
The U.S. recall was sparked after an investigation in China prompted a recall of the vehicles in that country. Fortunately, Volkswagen says it has not received any reports of crashes or injuries in the U.S. related to the fuel pump defect.
“Having your engine stall while you are driving can be very dangerous. If you drive one of these vehicles, be sure to contact your dealership for a repair as soon as possible,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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