German carmkaer Volkswagen has issued three separate recalls over three different issues that may cause fuel to leake in its cars in North America.
The recall affects a total of 334,000 vehicles from the Volkswagen and Audi brands of the Volkswagen group and include numerous petrol powered hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs. Of the 334,000 vehicles recalled, 281,505 are in the United States alone.
The first of the recalls affects 2012-2013 model year Audi A6 and Audi A7 sedans. The affected vehicles are being recalled because of a degrading fuel hose in the engine compartment.
The second recall involves certain 2009-2012 Audi Q5 and 2007-2012 Audi Q7 SUVs. The fuel cap may crack on the affected sports utility vehicles, causing petrol to leak from them.
The third and final recall affects certain units of the 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI along with the Audi A3 sedan, and A3 Cabriolet. The vehicles are being recalled because of fuel leaking from the evaporative emissions system.
Reuters states that both Volkswagen and Audi have not reported any injuries or deaths related to the fuel leak. Also neither company has reported a fire caused by the leakage issue.
Since the three leakage issues are quite different from each other, Volkswagen and Audi will have to carry out three separate fixes. Both carmakers will be reaching out to customers soon, though the parts aren't yet available.