Volkswagen (VOW3.DE) has issued a recall of over 218,000 of its Jetta vehicles because of a fuel leak that could lead to a fire.

The affected Jettas include certain 2016 to 2018 models that may have fuel rail bolts that have been incorrectly torqued and can come loose over time, allowing fuel to leak out of the vehicle’s fuel system. The leaking fuel could cause a vehicle fire when in the presence of an ignition source.

The recalled Jettas have an engine code of CZTA and were built from June 18, 2015, to Dec. 9, 2017.

Affected Jetta owners may notice a fuel odor or see leaking fuel coming from the engine compartment. Volkswagen advises vehicle owners to contact their dealer immediately if they see or smell leaking fuel, the Associated Press reported.

Volkswagen said it does not have a repair for the fuel leak problem to date, but does expect to begin notifying vehicle owners on Dec. 20. Questions about the recall can be directed to Volkswagen customer service at 1-888-241-2289.

It was unclear at the time of writing if there were any fires related to the recall from the automaker.

Shares of Volkswagen were trading at $15.55 as of 1:17 p.m. EDT, down 90 cents or 5.47%.

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