2015 Volkswagen Golf
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is among a group of VW models affected by a recall over fuel leaks.  Courtesy: Volkswagen

Volkswagen Has Been Forced to Recall 281,500 in the U.S. Due to Fuel Leaks

Oct 07, 2016

Volkswagen AG is recalling about 281,500 Volkswagen and Audi brand vehicles in the United States in three separate recalls, each due to fuel leaks but with different causes, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

No one has been injured as a result of these issues, a Volkswagen spokeswoman said on Friday. While the fuel leaks could increase the risk of fire, there have been no fires reported, she said.

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Affected models are gasoline versions of the 2009-2012 model year Audi Q5 SUVs, and 2007-2012 Audi Q7 SUVs; gasoline versions of 2012-2013 Audi A6 and A7 sedans; as well as all engine types of 2015-2016 VW Golf, VW SportWagen, VW GTI, and Audi A3 sedans and Audi A3 Cabriolet.

Volkswagen (vlkay) did not immediately say whether the recalls will affect vehicles outside of the United States.

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