VOLKSWAGEN RECALLING MORE THAN 260,000 CARS

Volkswagen is recalling more than 260,000 vehicles in the nation because a pump located inside the gas tank could leak fuel, possibly leading to a fire.

The cars involved are various Volkswagen Golf, Golf GTI, Golf Sportwagen, Jetta, and Audi A3s from the 2015 through 2020 model years. Not every model year is involved for every one of those models and only front-wheel-drive, not all-wheel-drive, versions are included.

An improperly installed seal around a suction pump near the gas tank could allow fuel to accumulate in the system designed to trap gasoline vapors. From there, the fuel could leak out of the car. If the gasoline comes in contact with a spark or other ignition source, it could start a fire.

The company will mail letters beginning in April to owners of vehicles involved in the recall. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealership where the pump will be replaced at no charge.

Vehicle owners can check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Safecar.gov website to see if their specific car is involved.