In the affected vehicles, the O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid. The leaking transmission fluid could contact a hot surface and result in a vehicle fire. Volkswagen said it is unaware of any crashes or fires related to the issue.
Volkswagen is recalling about 26,452, 2014 model Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat vehicles equipped with a 1.8T engine and torque converter automatic transmission.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler, free of charge. Owners may contact Volkswagen toll-free at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 38B9/9V.