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VW recalls 2014 vehicles for oil-cooler issue

Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Volkswagen notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently of an issue affecting the automatic transmission oil cooler in certain 2014 models.

The recall has affected 26,452 vehicles overall, including the 2014 model year Passat, Jetta, Beetle and Beetle convertible, made between Feb. 1, 2014 and April 6, 2014.

The issue is limited to the German automaker’s 1.8T engines and is caused by a bad O-ring. Volkswagen says the O-rings do not completely seal between the oil cooler and transmission, and, as a result, leaking fluid has the potential to cause a vehicle fire.

Volkswagen says it will replace the O-rings free of charge. So far, no vehicle fires, accidents or injuries have been reported, and VW is planning to notify owners.