At issue is a fuel leak from the number two fuel injector, caused by vibration-related fuel-line cracking. Dealers will inspect and repair affected cars as needed, and will mount vibration dampers to all included models to prevent future occurrences. Volkswagen is unaware of any accidents or injuries relating to this defect.
The recall is expected to begin in November, as soon as VW dealerships have inventory of needed replacement parts. Owners will be contacted via mail, but those with questions or concerns can reach Volkswagen’s customer service hotline at 800-822-8987.
Volkswagen has also issued a stop-sale notice on affected models, which prevents dealerships from selling 2009-2011 Golf and Jetta TDI models until the fuel injection system has been inspected and, if necessary, repaired.