WASHINGTON — Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 6,204 2015 Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Golf GTI and Audi A3 cars because of possible fuel-pump failure, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"Improper nickel plating of the components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle will not start, or if the engine is running, it will stop and the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash."
Volkswagen told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any injuries or crashes linked to the recall.
Volkswagen dealers and Audi dealers will replace the affected fuel pumps. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
Edmunds says: We've recently added both a 2015 VW Golf GTI and a 2015 Audi A3 to our fleet of long-term test cars. We'll be checking to see if our vehicles qualify for the recall, and suggest other owners talk to their local dealers, too.