Daniel Clark

Daniel Clark

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Daniel Clark

Volkswagen has declared that it’s recalling 391,000 Volkswagen Touaregs and 409,477 Porsche Cayennes because it’s identified a fault with the pedal box on both high-end estate cars.

Porsche has affirmed that over 400,000 Cayennes are recalled worldwide due to a problem which was found in internal tests with “possible loosening of a retaining ring on the bearing block of the pedal system.” The issue that prompted the re-call is a circlip could be lose on the bearing bracket for the pedals, which was found during internal inspections and remedied in ongoing series, said Porsche.

It’s not known how potentially serious any failure of circilp could be, but Porsche claims the recall is a purely precautionary measure.

Porsche said the recall affects just vehicles made in the same years.

Volkswagen will contact owners of the vehicles and aims to analyze the vehicles as soon as possible, with the tests likely to take less than 30 minutes each.

Totalling over 800,000, the automobiles believed to suffer from the fault were made between 2011 and 2016, says Volkswagen.

The luxury car manufacturer asserted that there were no accidents or injuries due to problems concerning defective pedals.

In case your Cayenne or Touareg has the fault the great news is the fix is said to take less than 30 minutes and will be totally free.

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The new wave of VW recalls follows two other latest recalls issued by the troubled car maker. A week ago over 177,000 Passats in Europe were recalled over a power fault and last month 680,000 Volkswagen automobiles were recalled over defective airbags.

Obviously all these recalls looks pale in importance beside the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal the German car maker is still recuperating from.  Despite putting away billions to pay, fix the vehicles affected and pay huge fines, some analysts now estimate the overall cost of the discharges to the Volkswagen Group could surpass $50 billion.

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