Huge Volkswagen recall affects 1.68m cars worldwide image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced a huge recall which will affect 1.68 million cars worldwide, including its biggest such move in China.

According to the Volkswagen Group, the recall has been announced in order to fix some electronic and drive-system flaws and it includes approximately 800, 000 Tiguan compact SUVs, produced between 2008 and 2011, which might have some lighting defects. The Volkswagen Amarok will also be affected by this action, in 239,000 units, which may experience fuel leaks, as the car manufacturer recently said, but there is no word on a possible fire risk.

Besides the vehicles mentioned above, Volkswagen will also recall 640,309 cars in China, because of the type of oil used in the seven-speed DSG double clutch transmissions, in order to prevent electric malfunctions. We have no further details on other Volkswagen models affected and we are waiting for an official announcement which will put some light on the subject. Meanwhile, owners of the vehicles mentioned above are being advised to contact Volkswagen’s local car dealerships in order to find out more about this problem. We will update this article as soon as more details will be released.