Monday, 4 September 2017

Volkswagen recalls 1.8 million cars in China

More than 1.8 million Volkswagen cars are being recalled in China because of a faulty fuel pump.

China's consumer watchdog said the recall affected vehicles made by VW and its two Chinese joint ventures with SAIC and FAW.

The defect can cause the engine to stall due to an electronics failure in the fuel pump.

The makers will replace the fuel pump control modules free of charge starting in December.

It was not immediately clear whether it was part of a previously announced global recall.
The recall applies to Magotans made between 2007 and 2014 and the CC produced domestically by FAW-Volkswagen between 2009 and 2014, as well as the 2011-2015 Passat made by SAIC Volkswagen.

About 19,000 imported models are also affected, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said.

VW apparently became aware of the latest defect after an investigation by Chinese authorities that began in April 2016.

BBC        News.

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