In the cars, made after February 1, an o-ring
that connects the transmission cooler to the transmission is
defective, which may lead to a leak of fluid. This can cause a
fire risk under extreme conditions, VW said.
Of the 27,000 vehicles, 25,000 are in the United States and
about 2,000 in Canada, VW said.
No fires, accidents or injuries have been reported as a result
of the defect, the company said.
Volkswagen said it would notify federal safety regulators and
contact customers with the affected vehicles.
VW said vehicles sold outside North America were not affected.
(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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