Volkswagen Issue Recall on Passat, Other Vehicles Over Fire Fear

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Updated: 4/10/2014 10:28 am
Volkswagen has temporarily halted sales of about 25,000 cars in the US because of a fire risk.

The affected vehicles include the current model of the Chattanooga made Passat, the Jetta, Beetle, and Beetle Convertible.

All are equipped with a one-point-eight liter engine and automatic transmission.

Volkswagen says a faulty o-ring can cause transmission fluid to leak - and could start a fire.

The automaker says no fires or crashes have been reported.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified soon, and Volkswagen will replace the part for free.
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