In an era of new recalls every week from American and Japanese automakers, German manufacturer Volkswagen itself up to its elbows in a massive vehicle problem as well.
The recall began when China discovered an electrical problem in some of the Volkswagen sedans they were receiving. The need for the recall later spread to the U.S. with 280,915 cars making the list, according to CNET.
An electrical glitch involving the fuel pump in some Volkswagens can cause the car the stall while in motion. That’s because gas is no longer being sent to the engine, CNBC explains. When your car is parked, the same problem, oddly enough, can cause the fuel pump to keep running, draining your battery.
The recall affects the 2009-2016 CC, the 2006-2010 Passat sedan, and the 2006-2010 Passat station wagon. That’s quite a range of years.
The carmaker is notifying owners of the issue and promising to replace the problem part, but there aren’t enough replacement parts to go around yet. Owners will be notified as they become available.
Let your friends and family know about the recall! Fortunately, there have been no known U.S. accidents caused by this problem yet.
Meanwhile, one of Walmart’s Great Value products has been recalled after listeria was found.