A faulty seal is being blamed for Volkswagen's decision to stop sale of 25,000 Passats, Beetles and Jettas that came with a particular turbocharged engine.
The seal, called an o-ring, connects to the automatic transmission cooler. It can spring a leak, leading to the possibility the oil could catch on fire in vehicles that came with 1.8-liter turbocharged engines. But Volkswagen says in a statement that no accidents, fires or injuries have resulted from the glitch so far.
All the cars involved in the issue were made since Feb. 1.