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VW recalls 26K vehicles due to fire concerns
Volkswagen is recalling 26,452 certain model year 2014 Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta and Passat vehicles because they may catch fire. At issue is the 1.8T engine and torque converter automatic transmission, in which the O-ring seals between the oil cooler and transmission may leak fluid. If the fluid comes into contact with a hot surface, a fire may result. The recall was to begin April 16. Vehicle owners should receive a notice in the mail from the automaker. Dealers will replace the O-ring seals at no cost to the vehicle owner. The recall number is 38B9/9V. For information, call VW at 1-800-822-8987. Learn more about this an other recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.