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Volkswagen of America has issued a recall on more than 228,000 vehicles, and the list of cars includes 2006-2010 Rabbit (essentially, the Mk V Golf), Jetta and Beetle models as well as the 2009 2.5-litre Jetta Sportwagen.

The company says that on all of the recalled vehicles, with the exception of the Beetle, a small plastic tab in the windshield wiper fluid reservoir could chafe against a fuel supply line under the hood, leading to the possibility of a fuel leak and potential fire if chafing occurs.

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For the Beetle, a fastening clamp on the hydraulic hose of the power steering system may be located in an improper position, again leading to the possibility of chafing an underhood fuel supply line, where a fuel leak and a fire could develop.

VW said its dealers will inspect and replace the underhood fuel line if necessary, and depending on the model, either remove the plastic tab from the windshield washer fluid reservoir or adjust the fastening clamp into the correct position. The company said there had been no reports of fires, crashes or injuries related to the issue.