Volkswagen Worldwide Recall Impacts 2.64M Vehicles

Volkswagen Worldwide Recall Impacts 2.64M Vehicles
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Numerous issues across the Volkswagen Group’s portfolio is causing a worldwide recall that will impact 2.64-million vehicles.

First off, approximately 800,000 Tiguans from the 2008-2011 model years are being recalled to replace a fuse that is causing a failure in one of the two vehicle light circuits. The issue was first reported about a week ago, when the Tiguan was under a government safety probe in the U.S. Those affected vehicles will have the fuse replaced with one containing a tougher surface coating and will only take a matter of minutes to fix.

SEE ALSO: Volkswagen Tiguan Under Government Safety Probe

The next recall affects the Amarok pickup truck with 239,000 units being recalled for fuel leaks. But the largest recall from the Volkswagen Group affects approximately 1.6-million vehicles equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. According to the German automaker, “electric malfunctions could occur in the gearbox power supply if synthetic gearbox oil is used.”

The fix for that massive recall is to use mineral oil. The voluntary recall is asking all Volkswagen owners with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox filled with synthetic oil to visit a local dealership for an oil exchange.

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  • Honest Abe

    Funny, you don’t often hear of VW recalls. Normally I guess people just assume their cars will suck.

  • 8655792436

    It’s not often vag have recalls
    But good to hear that finally the Americans have realised driving big block v6 and v8 is not only harmfull to pocket but environment as well and are actually buying diesel economic vehicles.

  • 8655792436

    The vw’s don’t mind going around bends in round either as they handle good
    Better than a 2.5 tonne v8 tank with leaf spring suspension.

  • Juan Carlos Contreras

    All automotive manufacturer have recalls, you mention one that has not! The perceived golden car manufacturers – Honda and Toyota have them as well. My brother had Toyota buy back his Camry because of issues. So I don’t care what you own, all cars have issues.