Recall roundup: DSG-equipped VW, Audi and Skoda in Australia and New Zealand image

Volkswagen Group has recently announced a recall for some of the Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda DSG-equipped vehicles in Australia and New Zealand, for a problem with the mechanitronics.

According to the car manufacturer, more than 8,000 vehicles made by Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda will be affected by this recall in Australia and in New Zealand and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the transmission. The affected vehicles are the Volkswagen Caddy, Golf, Jetta, Polo and Passat, made between June 2008 and September 2011, and sold in Australia and New Zealand. Besides these, some Skoda and Audi vehicles will also be affected by the recall.

“In isolated cases, an electronic malfunction in the control unit inside the gearbox mechatronics may result in a power interruption”, said a Volksagen Group Australia spokesman.

All affected vehicles are equipped with the seven-speed dual clutch DSG transmission. The recall has been expanded to Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and China and it might be announced in other markets too, so if you own one of the vehicles mentioned above you should probably contact your local dealership for more info.