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As if the news on a pending recall from KIA weren’t enough, it seems that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration have yet more word of warning for motorists in the US.

2009 VW Jetta TDI
2009 VW Jetta TDI

The NHTSA is undergoing an investigation to establish the source of the recent number of complaints that focus on issues caused by the engine stalling of Volkswagen Jetta TDI.

Most complaints focus on fuel system contamination and so far details on the investigation are scarce. The only possible information right now can be found on the authority’s website: “The Office of Defects Investigation has received seven complaints on 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI vehicles alleging that while driving and without warning, the engine limped and then stalled almost immediately”.

Until further notice the only thing we have to go on is that: “A preliminary evaluation has been opened to access the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences associated with the alleged defect.”

As a result owners of the 09 VW Jetta TDI should keep track of the process and be prepare themselves for the eventuality of a recall if the situation turns out to be a manufacturer issue.