Volkswagen Issues Recall Of 324,000 Cars In India

Posted: Dec 2 2015, 10:20am CST | by , Updated: Dec 2 2015, 5:40pm CST, in News | Cars & Vehicles


Volkswagen Issues Recall of 324,000 Cars in India
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The diesel cars recall is the biggest recall in the history of the country.

Volkswagen has decided to recall 324,000 cars in India. The recall was recently issued by the German auto maker. The recall has been issued to remove the defect devices. The defect devices are linked to the emissions cheating scandal.

The recall by VW will be the largest recall ever in the country’s automotive history. The recall is also a further blow to the disgraced German carmaker. In India 198,500 VW cars will be recalled with 88,700 of the cars belonging to Škoda, while 36,500 Audi vehicles will be recalled.

The recall has been described as voluntary by Volkswagen. The recall was officially issued by Volkswagen on Tuesday. It is also one of is the latest aftershocks from Volkswagen’s global scandal.

Volkswagen previously admitted rigging emissions tests in the US after it was found the cars emitted more than allowed limit. The revelation triggered investigations on Volkswagen vehicles by emission regulators around the world.

Last week South Korea fined Volkswagen about $12 million for tampering with tests. South Korea also ordered a recall of 125,000 diesel vehicles by Volkswagen. 

In India, the emission rules are not as strict as other developed countries. Volkswagen was therefore not found guilty of any testing irregularities in India. However Volkswagen itself agreed to remove the defect devices installed in the vehicles provided to India.

Previously the biggest recall in the history of India was by Honda. Honda recalled more than 220,000 cars in September 2015 due to the faulty Takata air bags. 

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