For Volkswagen, a New Blow

Beleaguered automaker will recall 110K 2015 Golfs over potential gas leak
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2016 12:28 PM CDT
For Volkswagen, a New Blow
In this April 21, 2016, file photo, Joyce Ertel Hulbert, owner of a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI, holds a sign outside of the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

The hits keep coming for Volkswagen, which is now recalling 110,000 Golfs and Audi A3s from the 2015 and 2016 model years, reports USA Today. The recall is over a potential gas leak involving the suction pump in the gas tank; fuel has the potential to accumulate in the evaporative emissions system, and could catch fire. VW will notify affected owners beginning next month, and replace the suction pumps. Golf GTIs and Golf SportWagens are also included in the recall. (More Volkswagen stories.)

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