The German auto manufacturer, Volkswagen, has issued a recall on 281,000 of their CC and Passat sedans and wagons due to a stalling risk. The recall involves the 2009-2016 CC and the 2006-2010 Passat all with four-cylinder engines.
The manufacturer says the stalling risk is due to a failing fuel pump. The fuel pump’s control computer can lose power which would then stop gas from flowing to the engine causing it to stall. It can also cause the fuel pump to continue running after the vehicle is turned off.
At this time, Volkswagen says there have been no reports of injuries in the United States due to the defect.
How to know if your vehicle has been recalled
If your Volkswagen CC or Passat falls in the affected model years, be on the lookout for notification of the recall. Volkswagen will be notifying owners beginning in October and then send a second notice once replacement computers are available. The new computers will be installed by Volkswagen dealers. They will place the new computers in the vehicles where they are less susceptible to mechanical stress and heat.
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Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.
Source: CNBC, “Volkswagen recalls 281,000 cars because engines can stall”
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