US won't seek further VW recalls for fuse problem

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 4 at 8:02 AM

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators won't be pushing for a recall of thousands of Volkswagens that have the same electric fuses as a model that was recalled.

Last year VW recalled about 800,000 Tiguan SUVs worldwide from the 2009 through 2011 model years. A fuse can overheat and cause the outside lights to fail.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the same fuses are used in several other VW models. But the agency says engine and fuse box temperatures vary by model. Investigators also found that complaint and warranty repair rates for the Tiguan are four times higher than the Jetta sedan.

The agency says it will monitor complaints on other VW models and take further action if needed.

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