Passenger Cars India on October 8, 2015 announced the recall of 389 Polo
hatchbacks from the production batch of September 2015. An offcial statement
from Volkswagen India’s spokesperson indicated the recall was for inspection
and preventive repair of the handbrake mechanism.
India’s Quality Assurance department has ascertained that in certain situations
the handbrake mechanism could be inefficient. A batch of handbrake cable
retention levers for the rear brake liner may break in certain conditions.
released to the press further indicated that the faulty models have been
identified and the repair instructions have been given to the service
organisations in the country. Customers who own the faulty vehicles will be
contacted by VW dealers and asked to bring in their vehicles for inspection and
preventive repair. The estimated time for repair work has been stated as one
hour and will be carried out on a ‘no cost to customer’ basis.
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