Volkswagen Issues Stop-Sale Order on 2014 Jetta, Beetle and Passat | Edmunds

Volkswagen Issues Stop-Sale Order on 2014 Beetle, Jetta and Passat


Just the Facts:
  • Volkswagen of America ordered its U.S. dealers to stop selling the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible and Passat 1.8T models equipped with an automatic transmission due to a transmission oil leak that could pose a fire risk.
  • The stop-sale order affects approximately 25,000 of these vehicles produced after February 1, 2014.
  • No fires, accidents or injuries have been reported, said Mark Gillies, a Volkswagen spokesman, in a phone conversation with Edmunds.

HERNDON, Virginia — Volkswagen of America ordered its U.S. dealers to stop selling the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta and Passat 1.8T models equipped with an automatic transmission due to a transmission oil leak that could pose a fire risk.

The stop-sale order affects approximately 25,000 of these vehicles produced after February 1, 2014.

No fires, accidents or injuries have been reported, said Mark Gillies, a Volkswagen spokesman, in a phone conversation with Edmunds.

"We have found an O-ring that connects to the automatic transmission cooler is defective," said the company in a statement. "To fix the issue, VW will replace the faulty O-ring with a new one, free of charge."

The company noted that a fire is possible "under extreme conditions."

Volkswagen said it will officially notify the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the problem as soon as possible. NHTSA oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S. The affected cars have not been recalled at this point.

Edmunds says: Replacement parts are expected shortly, so if you own one of the affected vehicles, it's best to be in contact with your dealer.

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