Volkswagen recalls 389 Polo’s on handbrake mechanism issue

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German car maker Volkswagen has been in the news for the emission scandal and now the company has issued a recall of 389 Polo’s on handbrake mechanism issue.

In the context of a voluntary safety measure Volkswagen is calling 389 Polo cars from a single batch of production from the month of September 2015 for inspection and preventive repair of the handbrake mechanism. The Quality Assurance department of Volkswagen India has determined that under certain conditions, the handbrake mechanism would lose effectiveness.

A analysis revealed that handbrake cable retention levers in the rear brake liner might break under certain conditions.

The company has already identified the cars and is offering free service and repairs. VW will contact the customers whose cars have been affected and will perform the preventive repair. The repair will take an approximate time of 1-2 hours.

Volkswagen India has also put on-hold the deliveries of new cars and will rectify the problem of the cars in stock.

The Polo range in India consists of 1.2 Petrol, 1.5 diesel, 1.2 GT TSI, 1.5 GT TDI and Cross Polo. The company recently updated the range with new features like cruise control, cooled glove box, electrically foldable ORVMs with turn indicators.

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