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 |  Feb 14 2011, 1:20 PM

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NHTSA is investigating certain Volkswagen Golf and Jetta TDI cars, as well as the Audi A3 TDI for a suspected fuel pump defect that could cause vehicles to stall at highway speeds and render them unable to restart.

The agency claims that it has received 160 complaints and one accident report relating to the defect. The TDI diesel vehicles uses high pressure fuel pumps which may fail and clog the fuel system with debris. Volkswagen is co-operating with NHTSA as it investigates the 97,272 cars sold between 2009 and 2010 which may be prone to the defect.

[Source: Bloomberg]

  • Kennon Smith

    and it cost over $1200 to$1400 to repair ! at the Dealership !

  • McKee

    @ Kennon Smith-
    Actually, reports are that it costs $7,000-$11,000 dollars to repair at the dealership.

  • Romeo di pietra

    having similar problems, the dealer cannot find the problem and the bills keep mounting up. Vw canada says they are not aware of any problems with cutting out while driving.

  • Larry Harris

    My 2011 TDI Audi just had the same problem. Only 10,000 miles on it. My wife was driving through town at street speed and the thing just shredded itself… metal shards all over the fuel system.

  • Phil Barclay

    My TDI Jetta leave’s them in the clean Diesel dust, rock’n and roll’n with 40,000 mi on the odm with no leaks !!! 40 MPG + to boot !!!