Volkswagen is recalling around 334,000 Volkswagen and Audi brand automobiles in the United States and Canada in three separate recalls, because of fuel leaks however with various causes, U.S. safety regulators and Volkswagen stated on Friday.
No one has actually been injured as a result of these concerns, Volkswagen spokesperson Jeannine Ginivan stated on Friday. While the fuel leaks could increase the danger of fire, no fires have been reported, she said.
Impacted models are gasoline versions of the 2009-2012 model year Audi Q5 SUVs, and 2007-2012 Audi Q7 SUVs; gas versions of 2012-2013 Audi A6 and A7 sedans; as well as all engine kinds of 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen SportWagen, Volkswagen GTI, and Audi A3 sedans and Audi A3 Cabriolet.
About 83 percent of the recalled automobiles are registered in the United States.
Volkswagen did not immediately state whether the recalls will affect automobiles outside of North America.
The automaker did not state how much it expects the recalls to cost. Volkswagen stated it will alert affected vehicle owners instructing them when parts will be offered for them to go to company dealerships for repairs, free of charge. In the meantime, Volkswagen stated it will send out interim notifications to affected customers in November.