Volkswagen recalling 4.86M vehicles in China
VOLKSWAGEN will recall almost 5 million vehicles in China over airbag concerns, Chinese authorities said yesterday, dealing a new blow to the German automaker in the world’s largest car market. VW and its joint ventures with Chinese partners FAW and SAIC will start withdrawing 4.86 million vehicles fitted with potentially faulty airbags made by Japan’s bankrupt airbag giant Takata from March 2018, according to a Chinese consumer watchdog. The announcement came just 10 days after VW and its local partners agreed to recall 1.82 million vehicles owing to a faulty fuel pump. In March Volkswagen recalled nearly 680,000 Audis in China over defects in coolant pumps that could lead to engine fires, and 572,000 due to problems arising from leaks in the panoramic sunroof.