Volkswagen has announced a recall of 281,000 vehicles in the United States due to a faulty fuel pump that could cause the vehicles to suddenly stall.
Specifically, the vehicles affected are 2009 to 2016 Volkswagen CC and 2006 to 2010 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons, all with 4-cylinder gasoline engines.
The problem results from the fuel pump control computer may lose electrical power, according to government documents filed by VW. When this happens, the flow of gas may cease and cause the engine to stop. Another problem is the fuel pump may at times continue running even when the vehicle has been turned off.
Volkswagen is scheduled to notify owners of these vehicles in October with a followup letter to them when the replacement computers are available for installation. Dealerships will replace the computer and place them in a new position where they will not be as susceptible to stress and heat due to mechanical problems.
There have been no known crashes or injuries in the United States as a result of this problem or defect.
The same recall was made in China after officials there investigated the problem. The report did not indicate how many cars in China were recalled for this issue.
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