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Volkswagen Golfs recalled

VOLKSWAGEN is half way through one of the largest recalls undertaken in the UK - all 150,000 Golf and Vento models which have been sold in the UK between 1994 and July 1997. The recall relates to faulty headlamp wiring which could result in the lamps overheating and then going out.

A Volkswagen spokeswoman said 'a handful' of incidents had been reported, but said there was no instances of headlamps catching fire or exploding. The recall was implemented in July, but only became public this week. Volkswagen says about 50% of Golf and Vento models sold in the UK have been fixed by dealers, but Department of Transport regulations dictate that 85û90% of vehicles must be fixed within 18 months. Vehicle operators should ensure Golf and Vento models are inspected by dealers.

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