The Volkswagen Jetta, Golf and Rabbit models from 2007 to 2009 and the New Beetle models between 2006 and 2010 are going to be recalled by Volkswagen early in the New Year, due to the risk of a fuel leak. The leak is potential dangerous although no reports of fire or damage have been found, but is a result of a plastic tab on the container of the windshield fluid which rubs against the fuel line, causing a leak. The problem with the New Beetle is a fastening clamp that is part of the steering system, and VW say that this could cause the same leak.
The recalls are only for the United States and Canada, totally 413,000 cars that need to be recalled. These models were manufactured in Mexico and VW have filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in this regard. They will pay for all their dealers to recall the car and replace the fuel line if needed.