July 7, 2005

Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota recall vehicles

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.