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Volkswagen recalls Polo GT, Vento, Jetta models in India

PTI New Delhi | Updated on September 17, 2018 Published on September 17, 2018

Rough terrain The company has not revealed the number of units affected by the recall   -  S Muralidhar

Claims it is for ‘updates’ in Polo GT, Vento, to replace cannister in Jetta

German carmaker Volkswagen is recalling unspecified number of Polo GT, Vento and Jetta models in India manufactured between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2017.

In a public notice dated September 15, the company said the recall was to make “necessary updates” for Polo GT 1.5 and Vento 1.5 with manual transmission.

While for Jetta 1.4 TSI, it is for replacement of O-rings in carbon canister as per the Conformity of Production (COP) process agreed with ARAI. A carbon canister is used to absorb fuel vapour to prevent pollution.

The number of units affected could not be ascertained as an e-mailed query to the company remained unanswered.

Previous recalls

On April 1, 2016, the company had issued recall of 3,877 Vento cars with 1.5-litre diesel engine and manual gearbox due to inconsistent Carbon Monoxide (CO) emissions besides halting the sales of the model with immediate effect.

The development came after Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) found carbon monoxide levels to be higher than permissible limits during a test.

In December 2015, the VW group had announced recall of 3.4 lakh vehicles in India across its different brands, including Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda, sold from 2008 till end of November 2015.

Brush with controversy

A government-ordered probe had found the automaker’s EA 189 diesel engines were equipped with a defeat device that helped it cheat on emission tests.

The company in 2016 had announced plans to update the engines of the recalled vehicles.

Published on September 17, 2018
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