Volkswagen to recall over 33,000 defective cars in China
By Newsdesk with agency report
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) in China has disclosed that Volkswagen will recall 33,142 vehicles in China over defective drain valves,
The company will start the recall from April 30, the AQSIQ said
The country’s quality supervisor.which disclosed this on its website on Saturday,said the car maker has filed a plan to recall the 33,142 imported Touareg models manufactured between December 2014 and November 2017.
the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said on its website.
Engines of the vehicles to be recalled were equipped with drain valves that do not allow water to drain properly, and thus lead to possible safety problems.
Volkswagen Group China registered strong sales in the domestic market in 2017.
The company, along with two joint ventures — SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen — delivered nearly 3.18 million automobiles to the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong last year, up 5.9 percent year on year.
The sales of SUVs topped 400,000 last year, the company said.
The CEO of Volkswagen China Passenger Cars Brand, Dr. Stephan Wollenstein, said the company is planning to launch four new SUV models to meet strong demand this year in the Chinese market and plans to introduce 10 new SUV models by 2020.
Volkswagen is the largest automotive manufacturing company in Europe, with 12 vehicle brands, including Audi, Lamborghini and Bentley, delivered to more than 150 countries and regions worldwide.