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Volkswagen has recalled around 105,000 cars after discovering a cooling system fault which could wreck their engines or injure drivers and passengers. The move is part of a worldwide recall of 950,000 VW Golfs, Jettas, Passats and Corrados built in the 1980s. It follows a similar recall in February last year, involving 1.9 million Mark 2 Golfs and Jettas with the same problem.

The cars were fitted with a heater matrix made from a plastic which has been shown to degrade when exposed to excessive temperatures and which can damage the engine or send hot water and steam into the passenger compartment.