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Bosch, who is a major automotive parts supplier, seems to be having problems with its fuel pumps.

Recently other auto manufacturers issued a recall for faulty Bosch fuel pumps and it looks like two more are joining the fracas.

Audi and Volkswagen have recalled both the A3 and Golf GTI due to this Bosch-related issue. According to what we've been told, the nickel plating on the fuel pumps may come off and lead to the pump's demise.

Obviously if you're sans fuel pump, you will be in a world of trouble.

That's because the vehicle will not start and, even worse, if you're in motion the vehicle will stall.


NHTSA's press release follows:

RECALL Subject : Improper Plating may cause Fuel Pump to Fail


Report Receipt Date: APR 17, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V229000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,204
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
AUDI A3 2015
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2015
VOLKSWAGEN GTI 2015
Details

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI, and Audi A3 vehicles. Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle will not start, or if the engine is running, it will stop and the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected fuel pumps, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi at 1-800-253-2834.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.




RECALL ALERT: Audi's A3 And Volkswagen's Golf/Golf GTI Getting The Hook For Faulty Bosch Fuel Pumps

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