Volkswagen recalls over 228,000 cars in US over engine fault fears


NEW YORK — Volkswagen has recalled more than 228,000 vehicles in the United States amid fears that faults could cause the vehicles’ engines to catch fire. The German carmaker recalled Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, Golf and Rabbit models manufactured between 2007 and 2009 due to a small plastic tab that could cause a leak in the fuel pipe, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement. VW further recalled the New Beetle and New Beetle convertible vehicles equipped with 2.5 liter engines made between 2006 and 2010, which have a clamp in the power steering system that could also pierce the fuel supply line. Some 228,236 cars could be affected by the recall, it said.