5 million VW’s recalled in China

The total number of VW’s recalled in China in recent months now exceeds 7 million. Photo credit – Pixabay

 

Volkswagen has recalled five million cars in China over airbag safety concerns.

 

The recall will impact vehicles fitted with airbags made by Takata, the Japanese company that became embroiled in a global scandal over the safety of its products. The controversy eventually led to the downfall of Takata.

VW dealers will replace faulty airbags for free as part of the recall, which applies to vehicles produced by the German company in China in partnership with local firms FAW and SAIC

The news comes just a week after we reported that VW had recalled a further 1.8 million vehicles that were produced between 2007 and 2015.

That means that the total number of VW’s recalled in China in recent months now exceeds 7 million.

We understand that the previous recall was due to a potential issue with fuel pumps on the relevant vehicles, which are mainly Magotans and Passats.

Aston Martin, Audi and BMW have all recently had to recall a combined total of many millions of cars in China. What’s more, it’s only been a matter of months since we reported on VW’s last recall in the Country, in that case of 600,000 vehicles.

 

Rupert Reid

Pilot and Senior Broadcast Journalist at Panda Radio. You can find him on Twitter @rupertreid

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