Volkswagen notified its dealers in the United States and Canada that it will have to recall some cars with 1, 8 turbo and 2, 0 turbo gasoline engines in December.
Volkswagen is recalling about 92,000 vehicles in US for brakes related problems. The recall is for some 2015 and 2016 cars of Passat, Golf, Jetta and Beetle, all the models powered by the 1,8 litre and 2,0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engines. The issue under investigation is the suspicion that the camshaft lobe might shear off, reducing engine and brake power, the company told its dealers after notifying the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada. A spokesman for Volkswagen said another 17,000 vehicles would also have to be recalled in Canada. The company is advising the owners of the 1,8 and 2,0 turbo powered-models to go for an inspection. The company also told its US and Canadian dealers not to sell any vehicles currently in inventory that are found to have the defect after an inspection. This new notice from VW comes after last week the German carmaker recalled 58,881 luxury cars globally for possible leaks in the low-pressure fuel line inside the engine compartment.
These flood of news about VW doesn’t only affect the company, but the major markets as well. An example of a such market is the European one. Registrations in the region rose to 2,7 percent to 1,06 million cars last month, according to consultancy LMC Automotive, a slower gain than the 9,4 percent growth in September. VW Group sales were down 2,7 percent in the five biggest markets: Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain, while industry registrations in those markets grew by 2 percent.
Via Reuters/Automotive News Europe.