The Car Geek: Volkswagen And Passat Cars Recalled In China

The Car Geek

Monday, November 19, 2007

Volkswagen And Passat Cars Recalled In China

We have been receiving reports about recalls going on in China. Just a few weeks ago, the Toyota Motor Corporation had recalls for its Camry cars because of faulty floor mats that extended to its brake pad which can cause car accidents. Now another set of recalls will be given to some Volkswagen and Passat cars.

China's Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company Limited which is owned by both Dongfeng Motor Corp and Peugeot Citroen has been recently reported to undergo recalls for cars they made. The particular models are the '206' and there are 5,609 units affected by faulty car parts.

It is not because of Volkswagen radiator trouble but the recall is because of gearbox flaws as China News Agency reported today.

The recall is from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) who said that these affected models were built between Jan 22 and July 5 of 2006. There were no noted injuries or accidents in connection to its failure but to secure future safety, these cars should undergo recall according to AQSIQ.

Letters has been sent to owners of the said model and they were asked to bring their affected cars to any authorized Peugeot dealership within their area. The recalls are free of charge. The faulty gearbox will be replaced with heat exchanger and torque converter.

On other reports, another set of Volkswagen cars were noted to have problems with its equipments. There are around 2,240 Passat GPs manufactured under Shanghai VW and these are now being recalled because of faulty control keys of the luggage compartment that may lead to property losses as AQSIQ reported. These models were said to be made between August 11 and August 24 of 2007.

If you wish to see the details, and The Auto Channel has the complete story on their official websites.

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