Volkswagen Recalls 92,000 Cars Over Problems Affecting Brakes

Nov 04, 2015 03:39 PM EST | Sonja Killebrew

Volkswagen plans on recalling nearly 92,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to mechanical issues that can cause their power-assisted brakes to malfunction.

The German automaker's recall includes 2015 and 2016 models of the Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat, reported the Associated Press. Those particular vehicles have 1.8-liter and 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines.

"The rear camshaft lobe has the potential to unexpectedly shear off from the camshaft," VW stated. This issue could lead to a loss of vacuum in the power brakes, which could lengthen the stopping distance and possibly cause a crash.

VW discovered the issue after internal reports of camshaft failures, according to Mashable. No injuries have been reported yet due to brake failures.

The company expects to fix the brake problems by March of 2016. In the meantime, it suggested that car owners continue driving their cars, reported AP News.

VW issued a statement Tuesday in which it identified 800,000 vehicles that showed emissions "irregularities." This new round of cars affected by the engine software "cheat code" could cost the company over $2.9 billion dollars.

The recall also follows a week after VW reported a net loss of $1.9 billion, which was its first quarterly loss in 15 years, according to CNN Money.

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