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VW Passats Catch Fire, Class Action Claims

SALT LAKE CITY (CN) - Volkswagen's 2000-2003 Passats have a defective ignition coil that causes the cars to catch fire, a class-action complaint claims in Federal Court. Plaintiffs claim the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration is investigating 78 such engine fires, and that VW has received more than 14,000 warranty claims for the defect. See complaint.

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