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Volkswagen issues vehicle recall

Volkswagen is recalling 2.6 million cars worldwide due to a range of potential problems, which include lights and leaking fuel lines on certain models, and an issue affecting its seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The German manufacturer has issued a global recall on 800,000 Tiguans, which includes around 30,000 in the UK, to rectify a potential fuse fault that could cause a problem with individual light functions.

The fix involves replacing the fuse and only models built between 2008 and 2011 are affected.

Nearly a quarter of a million (239,000) owners of the Amarok pick-up truck, including 4,000 in the UK, will also be issued with a recall concerning leaking fuel lines. This relates to the 2.0 TDI variant and involves fitting some protection to the fuel lines to avoid accidental damage

Meanwhile, another issue involves replacing the synthetic oil used in the gearbox of several of the manufacturer’s models, equating to 1.6 million cars worldwide.

It has found that vehicles subjected to hot and humid conditions, as well as lots of stop and go driving can suffer problems with their electrics.

No such faults have been reported in the UK, but the car-maker has issued a global voluntary recall in order to replace the synthetic oil with a mineral oil, which has been found to prevent the problem.


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