Volkswagen India has issued a recall for 389 units of Polo hatchback. The German manufacturer claims that there could be an issue with the hand brake of a certain batch.
The polo hatchback handbrake system could lose effectiveness. Volkswagen India is voluntarily recalling its product. They will be carrying out inspection and repairs if needed.
The Quality Assurance department of VW India has identified the problem with Polo hatchback. They claim that the cable retention lever in rear brake liner could break under various conditions.
Previously Volkswagen India had issued a letter to their dealers to seize sales and bookings of Polo hatchback. The German manufacturer wants to inspect its existing vehicles prior to delivering them to customers.
Volkswagen customers will be personally contacted by dealerships. The procedure would take only an hour to rectify the handbrake issue. VW Polo will be repaired with immediate effect and surely free of cost.
Deliveries of Polo hatchback has been resumed of those models that are not affected by recall. Only a particular batch of Volkswagen Polo has been affected, however, an internal quality test has been carried out to declare sales of existing units.
Currently Volkswagen is facing tough time in international markets owing to their diesel gate issue. The German manufacturer has asked several of its top-level management to step down post being exposed.
In India so far no action has been taken against Volkswagen's engine scandal. Indian Government has commenced internally checking if the engines provided in India fail to comply with our emission norms.