CHICAGO -- Volkswagen AG is recalling 324,000 1999-2001 Golf, Jetta and New Beetles to reprogram engine control modules and replace oxygen sensors following Environmental Protection Agency tests of 1999 VW vehicles. Ward’s recently learned that certain fast-heating oxygen sensors fail prematurely when excessive moisture is present on the sensors at engine startup, causing cracks in the sensor's ceramic element. With the new oxygen sensor design, electric heating of the sensors will be ...

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