Usually, when Volkswagen and the term 'recall' come together, one would relate to the Diesel Gate emission scandal. However, the latest recall from the German carmaker is for another reason — engine stalling.
The issue has been traced to faulty fuel pumps that cause the engine to stall, and this has affected 2,81,000 vehicles in the US.
The affected vehicles include Volkswagen CCs made between 2009 and 2016, and the Volkswagen Passat manufactured from 2006 to 2010. A notable fact is the vehicles mentioned above have four-cylinder petrol engines.
Volkswagen says that the fuel pump can lose electric power, thus cutting off the fuel supply to the engine and causing the cars to stall. The little electric trouble can also leave the fuel pump on, despite turning off the car.
Volkswagen will start notifying customers and start recalling vehicles in October, as soon as replacement parts are available. No reports of crashes or injuries have been reported till date.
The electrical glitch with the fuel pump is something that needs to be addressed on a priority basis since engine stalling on public roads could lead to an accident. Also, fuel being pumped even after the car is turned off could lead to a fire, causing harm to people and property.