Volkswagen Korea issues recall for potential gearbox problem

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Volkswagen Korea issues recall for potential gearbox problem

Volkswagen Korea said yesterday it will recall 1,930 cars with seven-speed direct shift gearboxes (DSG) for potentially faulty electronic components.

According to the Korean unit of the German automaker, it will recall 370 units of the Golf 1.4 TSI, manufactured from Oct. 28, 2010, to July 7, 2011, and 1,078 units of the Golf 1.6 TDI BMT produced between May 31, 2010, and Aug. 27, 2011. Also included in the recall is the Jetta 1.6 TDI BMT manufactured from Feb. 17 to August 25, 2011.

The company said no accidents have been attributed to the transmission problem, which would not affect the engine, steering, brakes or lights if it did occur. Volkswagen Korea will upgrade the software and change the DSG at no charge at its service centers.
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