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Australia Volkswagen recalls more than 60,000 vehicles

02:00  17 october  2019
02:00  17 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Issuing a product safety recall via the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Volkswagen Group Australia said a crack in the vehicle's transmission could mean a loss of power to the engine.

The issue affects 63,214 Volkswagen models, including the Golf (2009-2015), the Jetta (2009-2015), the Beetle (2013-2015), the Passat (2010-2015), the Polo (2010-2015) and the Caddy (2011-2015).

a car parked in front of a body of water: Supplied image made available Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 of and external/internal view of the new Volkswagen Golf R, the high-performance variant of the strong-selling German hatchback.© PR IMAGE Supplied image made available Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 of and external/internal view of the new Volkswagen Golf R, the high-performance variant of the strong-selling German hatchback.

Because Volkswagen Group operates Skoda Australia, and many parts are shared between the two brands, the issue also affects 4586 Skoda vehicles.

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These include the Fabia (2013-2015), the Octavia (2009-2015), the Rapid (2014-2015), the Roomster (2013-2014), the Superb (2009-2015) and the Yeti (2013-2015).

The specific part, known as a "transmissions pressure accumulator", was discovered to have developed a fault where oil and pressure is lost inside the gearbox.

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Volkswagen Australia said this could become harmful to drivers and passengers in some driving conditions.

"The experience of this symptom would be comparable to depressing the clutch in a vehicle fitted with a manual transmission," Volkswagen Group said.

"This could increase the likelihood of an accident affecting the occupants of the vehicle and other road users."

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a group of people on a sidewalk next to a car: More than 4.9 Million vehicles (Golf and Passat) have left production facilities in Germany since foundation on the Zwickau plant in 1990.© AP/AAP More than 4.9 Million vehicles (Golf and Passat) have left production facilities in Germany since foundation on the Zwickau plant in 1990.

Owners of all affected vehicles will be contacted by Volkswagen or Skoda to arrange repairs free of charge to the consumer.

Owners of affected Volkswagen vehicles can also contact the recall campaign hotline on 1800 504 076, while owners of affected Skoda vehicles can contact their recall campaign hotline on 1800 290 749.

Pictures: 2016-18 Volkswagon Passat recalled

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