VW Recalls Cars For Faulty Emission Sensors

German automobile maker is recalling about 324,000 Golf, Jetta and New Beetles for model years 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Published: 15-Jan-2002

WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2002 (ENS) - German automobile maker Volkswagen is recalling about 324,000 Golf, Jetta and New Beetle cars due to their faulty emissions sensors.

The recall includes four cylinder, two liter gasoline engine vehicles sold in the U.S. in model years 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Testing by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the 1999 model year vehicles at the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory found a malfunctioning heated exhaust gas oxygen sensor (O2 sensor) problem, which led to elevated exhaust emissions. The EPA's recall program routinely tests vehicles to determine if they comply with the federal emission standards.

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