2011 Volkswagen Jetta being investigated by NHTSA

Volkswagen may be looking at a fair number of recalls on over 40,000 vehicles. Currently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 2011 Jetta and Jetta SportWagen TDI’s in response to seven complaints in regards to a fuel line leak.

NHTSA comments on their investigation, saying “The Office of Defects Investigation has received seven complaints alleging leaking from the fuel line the #2 fuel injector in 2011 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles equipped with 2.0-liter TDI common-rail diesel engines… The common-rail fuel system in the subject vehicles operates at extremely high fuel-injection pressure. The incident mileages range form 2,470 to 7,764 miles.”

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So far, no injuries or worse have been reported in relation to the issue, and Volkswagen is giving NHTSA their full cooperation.

NHTSA also mentions another incident, on a different vehicle, and said “The Office is also aware of a single complaint alleging leakage from the #2 fuel injector line in a Volkswagen Golf equipped with a 2.0-liter TDI engine.”

Hopefully owners won’t need to prepare for a trip to the dealer, however, the preliminary investigation is still open.

Refresher: Power for the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta S comes from a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine making 115-hp, with a starting price tag of $16,495. Moving up a level, the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE model starts at $18,195 and is powered by a 2.5L engine making 170-hp. The top-of-the line 2011 Jetta SEL trim starts at $21,395 and is powered by the same engine that moves the SE model. All 2011 Volkswagen Jettal models come with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed automatic for an additional $1,100. The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI starts at $22,995.

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– By: Alexandra Koken