DETROIT –A mechanical problem can lead to loss of power in brakes and the potential for a collision prompting Volkswagen to recall some 92,000 vehicles in the United States.
The vehicles under recall include the Volkswagen 2015 and 2016 Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat with 1.8-liter and 2-liter turbocharged four cylinder gasoline engines.
The auto manufacturer says the camshaft can potentially get sheared off and the vacuum power loss can result in longer stopping distances. Additionally, the vehicle’s engine could go into a reduced power mode. Under these circumstances, the vehicles are at risk for a crash and drivers and passengers at risk of injury or even death.
The German auto manufacturer was alerted to the problem after multiple reports of camshaft failures from car owners. A remedy for the problem is expected to be in place by the end of March, 2016.
Owners are asked to report any problems to dealers and may be provided a loaner vehicle until the fix for the problem is readily available.
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