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Faulty Gearboxes Force VW Recall in China

VW takes as consumer activists begin to up in China about quality

Volkswagen AG says it is recalling than 384,000 vehicles in to correct a problem with gearboxes that can cause to lose power.

The announcement a recent report by Chinese television that claimed the automaker was selling cars substandard gearbox systems, unspecified problems for some It also comes as VW is locked in a with General Motors for in the world’s largest car market.

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The recall could cost largest carmaker more $600 million, according to industry estimates. While was unable to immediately comment on the research firm LMC Automotive replacements will cost RMB 3,000, or $483, to RMB 10,000 per

The recall, conducted by Volkswagen and its ventures, include the VW Golf, and Sagitar models, as well as the A3, China’s quality inspector on its website.

The move is a blow for Volkswagen, counts China as its biggest selling more than 2.8 vehicles there last giving it a 14% market share. is critical to VW’s goal of the world’s largest automaker by

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The recall follows a report by the broadcaster China Central featuring Volkswagen customers in complaining about abnormal loss of power and sudden in cars equipped with the proprietary gearbox technology.

The broadcast was considered something of a in the development of the Chinese auto and a major embarrassment for VW. But VW isn’t the corporation that has felt the wrath of consumers. There has growing concern about safety following a series of over fake or tainted milk powder, medicines and goods. Yum Brands, the parent of KFC and Bell, experienced a 14% sales after reports surfaced questions about some of its

In the case of Volkswagen, the maker that in isolated cases with direct-shift gearboxes cause a power interruption, but it that drivers could in control of their vehicles and to a stop. Such a problem routinely lead to a recall in the or Europe.

Over the years, VW has a point of maintaining close with the Chinese government and in tandem with the country’s for economic development across The German auto giant announced plans for a new factory in China and with its Chinese is contemplating launching a new domestic to meet pressure from government to develop local unique to China.

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