VW Recalls Nearly 88,000 Cars In The U.S. Over Fire Risk, Headlight Concerns

Volkswagen of America has issued two recalls this week concerning US-market 2014 and 2015 model-year Golfs, GTIs, Beetles, Passats and Jettas.

The company announced Wednesday it had notified the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration that approximately 38,000 2015 Golf and Golf GTIs, and 2014-2015 Jettas, Beetles and Passats – all with either the 1.8T or 2.0T gas engines – are at risk over a “sealing cap on the fuel rail may fail to seal, thus allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment,” according to the company. That could pose a fire risk.

VW says it will notify all customers and inspect or replace the fuel rail free of charge.

In the second recall, announced Tuesday, about 50,000 2015 Jetta sedans may have halogen headlights with incorrect software in the control module. These headlights, according to VW, may dim the lights too much to be in compliance with federal headlight standards.

Customers will be notified and asked to bring their vehicles to dealers to get the software reprogrammed.

VW has not reported any injuries or incidents related to either recall.

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