Approximately 218,000 model-year 2016-20 Volkswagen Jetta sedans are being recalled due to a potential fuel leak. The bolts that hold on the engine’s fuel rails may become loose over time, allowing fuel to leak and increasing the risk of a fire.
Volkswagen will begin notifying owners on December 20. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more. If drivers notice a fuel odor or see leaking fuel coming from the engine compartment, they should contact an authorized dealer immediately.
Volkswagen is still developing a remedy for the problem but it will at least involve tightening the fuel rail bolts.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.