Nov 24, 2018

Volkswagen will recall 75,000 cars over seatbelt fault

Volkswagen will recall about 75,000 of its VW Polo and Seat Ibiza and Arona cars after a seatbelt fault was exposed by a Finnish car magazine test drive. The test drive in Finland showed that when three passengers were in the back seats and the car turned sharply, the centre-rear seatbelt failed. Consumer group Which questioned why Volkswagen had sold close to 55,000 additional cars with a "Potentially lethal fault" since the problem was first identified in May. An earlier cable tie solution and an "Informal recall" was rejected by regulators. The car maker defended its communication of the issue to car dealers and customers as it became aware its fix would not be good enough to satisfy the UK's Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. Volkswagen said affected customers would be contacted and could drop their cars off to VW retailers to arrange the fix, free of charge.

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