More Than 132,000 Vehicles Built with Defective Bosch Fuel Pumps
Various vehicle manufacturers are in the process of recalling an estimated 132,536 vehicles that were built with certain Bosch fuel pumps manufactured between September 9, 2013 and April 16, 2014.
Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may cause the pump to fail. If this occurs, the vehicle will not start. If the engine is already running, it will stop and the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash if the vehicle is in motion.
Bosch has notified all the vehicle manufacturers that purchased the affected fuel pumps.
Owners of vehicles manufactured with a defective fuel pump will be notified by their respective vehicle manufacturers and the pumps will be replaced, free of charge.
Volkswagen has already recalled approximately 6,200 affected vehicles including model year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI, and Audi A3 vehicles.
Approximately 50,000 model year 2014 Ford Focus, Edge, Escape and Transit Connect, and model year 2014-2015 Ford Fiesta vehicles have also been recalled.
For additional information on this recall or to find out whether your vehicle is impacted, contact your vehicle's manufacturer.
Vehicle owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.