Volkswagen Issues Recall for Jetta Vehicles with Engines that Could Seize

Volkswagen will either buy back the affected vehicles or replace the engine block

Volkswagen Issues Recall for Jetta Vehicles with Engines that Could Seize
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February 13, 2017

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling certain model year 2017 Jetta vehicles equipped with a 1.4L engine. These vehicles have an engine that may seize due to an improper casting of the block.

If the engine seizes, the wheels may suddenly lock up, causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will either buy back the affected vehicles or replace the engine block, free of charge.

Owners of the recalled Jetta vehicles will be notified by Volkswagen as soon as the recall process begins—a specific date has not yet been announced.

For more information about this recall, vehicle owners can contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298.

Volkswagen's reference number for this recall is 10F4.