DETROIT Oct 7 Volkswagen AG is
recalling about 281,500 Volkswagen and Audi brand vehicles in
the United States in three separate recalls, each due to fuel
leaks but with different causes, according to a regulatory
filing on Friday.
No one has been injured as a result of these issues, a
Volkswagen spokeswoman said on Friday. While the fuel leaks
could increase the risk of fire, there have been no fires
reported, she said.
Affected models are gasoline versions of the 2009-2012 model
year Audi Q5 SUVs, and 2007-2012 Audi Q7 SUVs; gasoline versions
of 2012-2013 Audi A6 and A7 sedans; as well as all engine types
of 2015-2016 VW Golf, VW SportWagen, VW GTI, and Audi A3 sedans
and Audi A3 Cabriolet.
Volkswagen did not immediately say whether the recalls will
affect vehicles outside of the United States.
(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Bernadette Baum)