When it rains it pours; Volkswagen has announced a recall in the U.S. not related to its diesel scandal.
The German automaker is recalling approximately 92,000 cars in the U.S. to address mechanical issues that could cause the power-assisted brakes to fail. According to Volkswagen, the affected vehicles have a part in the camshaft that can possibly shear off, causing loss of vacuum in the power brakes. The recall affects the 2015-2016 Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat models equipped with either the 1.8- or 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines.
If the power-assisted brakes are disabled, it could increase the stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash. In addition, the engines can go into a reduced power mode to avoid further damage.
The company first discovered the issue after getting reports of camshaft failures. A fix is expected by the end of March. In the meantime, Volkswagen says it is still safe for owners to drive their vehicles but to report any issues or troubles to dealerships.
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