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Volkswagen issues global recall of more than 1 lakh hybrid cars over fire risk

Volkswagen declared a global recall of more than one lakh plug-in-hybrid cars which incorporates fashions from Audi, Seat, Skoda and autos from the model itself.

By : HT Auto Desk
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Updated on:
02 Apr 2022, 05:00 PM

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Volkswagen has issued a worldwide recall of more than one lakh plug-in-hybrid cars which incorporates fashions from Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen itself. About 42,300 fashions from Volkswagen have been affected. This consists of Volkswagen Passat, Golf, Tiguan and Arteon. The recall will embody 24,400 Audi autos, nevertheless, the precise quantity of Seat and Skoda autos should not identified.

The purpose behind this recall has been talked about as an inadequate insulated high-voltage battery within the plug-in hybrid fashions. There are probabilities of the battery getting heated up which may result in fire as a result of insufficient insulation.

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According to a report by Carscoops, round 16 such instances have been reported in Germany up to now. Another German publication Bild has cited the nation’s federal motorized vehicle office stating the difficulty is brought on by a defective fuse within the drive system of the plug-in hybrid autos. This fuse can fail in case of an overvoltage which may in flip result in a fire within the autos. It has been reported that within the affected autos, the company will put further protecting insulating mats over the swap field of the high-voltage battery.

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In an earlier report, Volkswagen recalled 10,119 crossovers within the United States as a consequence of a manufacturing problem within the rear suspension meeting that might result in the failure of the knuckles. The fashions which were affected as a result of name again are the 2021 and 2022 Tiguan and 2022 Taos compact crossover. The rear proper or left knuckle of the affected cars might develop into cracked and break as a result of of a producing error.

 

First Published Date: 02 Apr 2022, 05:00 PM IST

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