Volkswagen will recall 280,915 Passat and CC models in the United States over a potential fuel pump issue.
In a recall notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the German automaker reveals that Chinese authorities discovered a fault relating to the fuel pump control module on four-cylinder petrol-powered models.
This initially led to a recall in China that has now been extended to the U.S. as local Passat and CC models feature the same fuel pump control module.
Volkswagen says that certain electrical components in the control module could fail due to mechanical stress, resulting in an interruption of power supply to the fuel pump.
To resolve the issue, the company will install a new fuel pump from a different supplier.