Volkswagen 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat Recalled

Date:
April 15, 2014
Category:
Cars
Company/Brand:
Volkswagen of America, Inc.
The Danger:
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.
Description:
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.

VIN Numbers of Affected Vehicles:

Jetta: 3VW ___ AJ_EM268534- 3VW AJ_EM285861
Jetta: 3VW ___ AJ_EM412829- 3VW AJ_EM430851
Beetle: 3VW ___ AT_EM640620- 3VW AT_EM653663
Beetle Convertible: 3VW AT_EM810691- 3VW ___ AT_EM816613
Passat: 1VW ___ A3_EC072488 -1VW ___ A3_EC093877
Sold At:
Nationwide
What To Do:
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.
For More Information:
SaferCar.gov

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