Volkswagen India recalls 389 Polo cars for preventive repair

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Volkswagen India on Thursday said it has recalled 389 units of its hatchback Polo passenger car produced in a single batch during September 2015.

“In the context of a voluntary safety measure, Volkswagen Passenger Cars in India is calling 389 Polo cars for inspection and preventive repair of the handbrake mechanism,” the company said in a statement.

“The quality assurance department of Volkswagen India has determined that under certain conditions, the handbrake mechanism would lose effectiveness.”

According to the company, the analysis performed by Volkswagen India’s quality assurance department has shown that a batch of handbrake cable retention levers in the rear brake liner might break under certain conditions.

“Volkswagen has already identified the cars and has published the repair instructions to the service organisation in India,” the company said.

The company pointed out that the customers owning the identified vehicles will be actively contacted by its dealers to come for an inspection and preventive repair.

“This operation will start with immediate effect. The activity at the workshop will require approximately one hour and will be carried out at no cost to the customer,” the company further said.

On Wednesday, the company had temporarily stopped the deliveries of a limited number of its hatchback Polo. However, at that time the company did not divulge the technical reason behind the move.

“The deliveries of the identified Polo cars in stock which had been put on hold yesterday (Wednesday) will be resumed as and when the inspection and preventive repair of each car is completed,” the company added.

“Volkswagen further confirms that deliveries for the non-impacted Polo range continue as per schedule.”

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