A few weeks ago we told you that BMW and Nissan had recalled 165,000 vehicles to replace failure-prone fuel pumps, and today we learned VW has recalled Canadian-market Golf, GTI and Audi A3 models for exactly the same problem.

The issue is improperly-applied nickel plating on the Bosch-built component that can flake off and jam the pump mechanism. Transport Canada says the recall affects 1200 vehicles, but we don’t know much more than that; Unlike the BMW and Nissan campaign, this one is Canada-only, and as no similar recall has been issued by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we can’t draw on that organization’s excellent recall investigation chronology data.

Given that VW has sold far more than 1200 of its 2015 Golf in Canada since it went on sale last summer (the total is more like 12,000, if anything, not including the GTI and Audi A3), our guess is Bosch fixed the problem partway through 2015 Golf production, and this recall affects only early versions.


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