Volkswagen Malaysia has released a statement today issuing a voluntary recall on car models produced between 2011 and 2015, according to a report by Bernama. The car maker explained that the affected vehicles are equipped with a faulty hydraulic pressure accumulator within the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and was caused by a production deviation.
They added that a total of 12,732 cars from the brand have been identified to undergo inspection under the recall. The affected models include the Beetle, Cross Touran, Mk6 and Mk7 Golf, Jetta, Passat B7 and CC, Polo 6R, and Scirocco. As mentioned earlier, the issue is said to be present in the models that were manufactured between 2011 and 2015, while those prior and later are unaffected.
“In individual cases, the component’s failure can possibly lead to pressure loss, interrupting power transmission between the engine and gearbox,” said Volkswagen in the statement. In addition, the car maker noted that all labour and replacement parts for the service will be provided free of charge.
The nationwide recall will be carried out in phases, and owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail. Alternatively, they can also check on their car’s status by visiting the Volkswagen website, or contact its customer care line at 1800-18-8947 for further information.
On a separate but similar note, Honda Malaysia also recalled over 55,000 vehicles last month due to faulty parts. Their campaign offered parts replacement and maintenance free of charge for all customers that are affected by the issue as well.