Volkswagen has announced a huge global recall covering 2.64 million vehicles across the globe. The massive recall cites many problems like electrical issues, fuel tank leak and DSG Gearbox fix, which might have affected a lot of vehicles in Indian market.
Almost 1.6 million vehicles are affected by the DSG transmission issue to which Volkswagen found the solution in replacing the synthetic oil with the mineral one in DS2000 gearbox.
Volkswagen has officially stated that the synthetic oil is responsible for causing short circuit in the car and the problem is highlighted more in the countries where the weather is hot and humid. But the German giant wants to fix the problem in every car carrying the DS200 gearbox, regardless of the location of the vehicles.
World over the DSG gearbox are installed in an array of vehicles that include the sister models from Audi, Skoda and SEAT. The affected Volkswagen cars in which the transmission is installed are Golf, Jetta, Polo, Passat and Caddy. I the previous recall vehicles made between June 2008 and September 2011 were affected, but this recall is expected to cover a wider range of vehicles.
In India, the recall might affect recently launched Polo TSI, Passat, Jetta and Octavia, Superb, Q3, A4 and the likes.
With the recall Volkswagen has also targeted the Tiguan crossover models, which is expected to launch in India soon. The Tiguan model has a faulty fuse which will be replaced by the company.
Volkswagen models in India are already facing issues with the after sales service. The network of the service centres and dealers in the country are not very strong and when the recall is officially announced in India, Volkswagen service centres would surely feel the heat of the situation.