Volkswagen is recalling 26,452 vehicles because of an issue that could result in a fire, Detroit News reports.
The recall affects the model year 2014 Jetta, Beetle Convertible, and Passat with a 1.8T engine and torque converter automatic transmission.
The company tells the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a notice [PDF] that O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission my leak fluid, which could cause a fire when it comes into contact with a hot surface. Officials with Volkswagen say they are unaware of any crashes or fires related to the issue.
The issue was first observed in March at a Port facility during routine vehicle inspection. From there the company initiated an investigation and checks at dealerships. A stop-sale of affected vehicles was initiated on April 8.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealerships will replace the O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler, free of charge, the company says.
VW recalls 26,000 ’14 cars for fire risks [The Detroit News]