218,000 Volkswagen Jettas Recalled for Possible Fuel Leak

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Gas may be pretty cheap right now, but the last thing anyone needs is an excuse to hit the pumps more. For owners of more than 218,000 model-year 2016-18 Volkswagen Jetta sedans, a new recall has been issued to fix a potential fuel leak.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected Jettas have fuel rail bolts that may become loose over time, allowing fuel to leak. A fuel leak isn’t just problematic for your pocketbook, either; it also increases the risk of a fire.

At least for now, the German automaker is still working on a repair and doesn’t have a solution for owners yet. The recall is, however, expected to begin Dec. 20. If you have further questions, you can call VW at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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