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Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota recall vehicles in U.S.

July 7, 2005

DETROIT (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG is recalling 39,583 Jetta
sedans in the United States because of a possible fuel leak
that could trigger a fire, U.S. safety regulators said on
Thursday.

“A fuel supply line clamp located in the engine compartment
may not be positioned properly and could cause a fuel leak,”
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its
Web site.

The vehicles involved in the recall are from the 2005 model
year, NHTSA said.

Separately, NHTSA said Ford Motor Co. is recalling 10,061
Expedition and Navigator sport utility vehicles from the 2006
model year because tires on the driver’s side may be damaged,
which could lead to a tread separation and crash.

The damage was caused by a sharp part on the manufacturer’s
assembly line, NHTSA said.

Also, Toyota Motor Co. is recalling 11,592 2005-model year
Tacoma pickup trucks in the United States due to defective seat
belt buckle sensors, NHTSA said.




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