CHINA: VW China in gearbox recall
Volkswagen in China will recall 384,181 vehicles to fix a gearbox problem.
The recall, which will start on April 2, covers some Passat, Sagitar, Golf, Touran and other models made at Volkswagen's China ventures as well as some imported models, including an unspecified number of Audi A3 cars built between February 2010 and June 2011, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China said in a statement on its website.]]
The statement added that VW and its partners will "replace the existing gearboxes with improved ones and upgrade the controlling software to the latest version for Volkswagen car owners to eliminate safety concerns."
The recall comes following some criticism of VW on China's state-run TV in which VW transmissions were said to exeperience power problems.
"In isolated cases, an electronic malfunction in the control unit or a lack of oil pressure inside the gearbox mechatronics may result in a power interruption," Volkswagen said in a statement.
"The most important vehicle systems, such as steering and braking, along with other relevant systems will not be affected," the VW statement said.
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