The Volkswagen Group of America is recalling about 38,000 cars because a fuel leak in the engine may cause a fire.
The automaker said no injuries or accidents have been reported.
The recall covers 2014 to 2015 model years of the Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta, Passat and 2015 models of the Golf and GTI.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said drivers might smell gas inside their vehicles. Volkswagen is telling owners who smell gas or see the electronic power control warning light go on to immediately bring the vehicle to a Volkswagen dealer to have the fuel system inspected.
Volkswagen said that it would notify owners of the recalled cars.
There is no cost to owners for the repairs.