Recall Alert: Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen has issued a recall for 25,594 Jettas from the 2006-09 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects all models with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; the fastening screw contact surfaces on the driveshaft cover plate may have been manufactured incorrectly.
The screws may not have been torqued properly during assembly and could loosen over time, resulting in a knocking sound during driving. If they loosen enough, the driveshaft could detach from the gearbox. A damaged gearbox housing can also leak oil.
Dealers will inspect the driveshaft screws and replace them, if necessary, for free. Owners can call Volkswagen at 800-822-8987 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236.