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VW recalling 160,000 vehicles for fuel line issues

Volkswagen is recalling 168,275 Audis, Golfs and Jettas for problems with the fuel line that could lead to leakage and perhaps ignite a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Thursday.

In documents filed with NHTSA, Volkswagen said the fuel line in the recalled vehicles could develop cracks and leak under certain conditions. Because the leaks could happen near an ignition source, there's the potential for a fire, VW said.

It said the models affected include:

  • AUDI / A3 2010-2012
  • VOLKSWAGEN / GOLF 2010-2012
  • VOLKSWAGEN / JETTA 2009-2012
  • VOLKSWAGEN / JETTA SPORTWAGEN 2009-2012

The safety recall is expected to begin in November. VW said it will replace the injector line with an improved line.