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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Volkswagen recalls 6,000 cars in Singapore over DSG gearbox problem


While Volkswagen is renowned for their DSG double clutch gearbox technology, nothing is perfect. Volkswagen in Singapore has just recalled more than 6,000 DSG equipped cars in Singapore. The problem? Potential power loss. 

Volkswagen Singapore stated that "as a responsible OEM, will recall 6,181 vehicles with 7-speed double-clutch gearbox (DQ200).
In isolated cases, an electronic malfunction in the control unit or a lack of oil pressure inside the gearbox mechatronics may result in a power interruption. The most important vehicle systems, such as steering and braking, along with other relevant systems will not be affected regarding their functionality. If, in rare cases, the car loses power while driving, the driver can remain in control to safely manoeuvre the car to a stop.
All vehicles produced and sold now, and vehicles in the dealer stock are not affected by this problem.
Volkswagen Singapore will replace a new gearbox mechatronic on affected vehicles at zero cost to the customer. As a good-will measure to our valued customers, we will provide the latest upgraded software version – also at zero cost to the customer" -Volkswagen Singapore.