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 |  Dec 15 2010, 6:22 PM

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Volkswagen is recalling 380,000 Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf, Rabbit and New Beetle models made between 2007 and 2009 due to a possible fire risk.

In a statement released by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the government body stated that “The Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf and Rabbit vehicles may have a small plastic tab located on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that may chafe against an underhood fuel supply line. The New Beetle and the New Beetle Convertible vehicles may have a fastening clamp on a hydraulic hose of the power steering system that may be located in an improper position which could cause chafing against an underhood fuel supply line.”

The chafing may lead to a fuel leak, which could present a fire risk if exposed to an ignition source. Volkswagen will begin the recall in January and dealers will either remove a plastic tab or inspect the position of a fastening clamp.

[Source: NHTSA]

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    Well, if the government found a reason to support the recall… how could they have hid that? I’ll admit, VW doesn’t have the best corporate responsibility, but it is by no means the worst or even close to that. Every car is a rolling risk for something… especially when over 23 million of them roll off the assembly line or when they get old.