Volkswagen’s New 92,000 Vehicle Recall Isn’t About Emissions Testing

Volkwagen Recall over Camshaft issues

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 92,000 cars in the U.S. after mechanical problems were discovered which can disable a vehicle’s power-assisted brakes.

The recall involves the Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat models from 2015 and 2016.

The cars feature 1.8-liter and 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines.

According to the embattled company, the camshaft can shear off, causing loss of vacuum in the power brakes. That can lengthen stopping distance and possibly cause a crash.

To reduce further damage¬†during the camshaft breakdown a car’s engine can also shift into reduced power mode.

The company was made aware of the issue by several customers. A fix for the camshaft issue is expected by March 2016.

The company has not said whether or not loaner vehicles would be given to customers. For now VW is telling drivers to continue operating their vehicles as normal. If issues are noticed customers are asked to immediately report those issues to their local Volkswagen dealer.

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Written by Lane Hanson

Lane Hanson

Lane Hanson is BusinessPundit's Economy Editor. He reports on major changes in the US and Global Economies.