Faulty fuel pump areas that have stimulant U.S. remembers of more than 450,000 SUVs by Volkswagen AG and its Porsche and Audi firebrands were supplied to 13 other automakers and suppliers, German auto-parts maker Continental AG told U.S. regulators.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now probing whether vehicles and roles sold by those other fellowships likewise contain defective gasoline spout flanges from Continental, which can crack and stimulate a ga opening, increasing the risk of a flaming, according to a document posted on NHTSA’s website.
In a NHTSA filing made public Friday, Continental said it also sold the potentially flawed places to automakers including General Motor Co ., Ford Motor Co ., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz and Tata Motors Ltd.’s Jaguar Land Rover. To time , no flamings confined to the flaw have been reported to NHTSA or Continental, spokesmen for the company and relevant agencies said.
Mary Arraf, a U.S. spokesperson for Continental, said the personas were made from the same sort of industry-standard plastic announced polyoxymethylen-copolymer. She said in the recalled vehicles, the material can break down due to environmental causes and showing to acids in emptying solutions, and that health risks of a rift can also be affected by where the component is installed in a vehicle.
It’s too early to estimate how many additional vehicles may need to be recalled but the situation highlights how one erroneou segment can gurgle likelihood in all areas of the auto manufacture, remarked Dave Sullivan, an reporter with consultancy AutoPacific Inc.
” That’s kind of what the story of the whole automobile manufacture is ,” Sullivan suggested.” Consolidation has happened and there’s a hasten for cheaper fractions that are shared across more vehicles .”
The recollections so far affect particular Porsche Macan, Audi Q5, Audi Q7 and VW Touareg SUVs sold over the past decades. The fuel gush flange is generally attached in the oil container and shuts an opening allows one to setting other gasoline and vapor management.
The other fellowships Continental equipped the gasoline shoot flanges to were McLaren Automotive Ltd ., Automobili Lamborghini SpA, Volvo Car Group and suppliers Magna International Inc ., TI Automotive Ltd ., Plastic Omnium, YAPP USA Automotive Organization Inc. and Kautex Textron GmbH.
Continental’s Arraf said the company is communicating with all of its potentially impacted both consumers and does not heard of any flanges leaking on vehicles other than those being developed by VW, Porsche and Audi.
A spokeswoman for Volkswagen’s U.S. unit didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.