❗ More popular cars in NJ are recalled due to a fire hazard

❗ 260,000 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles are effected

❗ Dealers will make free repairs

New Jersey drivers are faced with yet another big auto recall.

Volkswagen has issued a recall of 260,000 vehicles over concerns the vehicles could catch fire.

The issue involves a suction fuel pump that draws gasoline from the gas tank.

Company officials say the pump could leak fuel, which could potentially start a fire.


According to the recall notice posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety administration, 25 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles are effected.


Dealers will inspect the effected vehicles and make free repairs.

Volkswagen says owners will be notified by mail beginning in April.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

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.nhtsa.gov.

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A list of all current recalls and remedies can be found on the NHTSA website.

You can enter your make and model to see if any recalls effect your vehicle.

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