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VW recall: 288,000 VW because of ABS / ESP in the workshop

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Worldwide Audi, Skoda and V W Recall 766,000 cars because the ABS can fail. 385,000 cars are affected in Germany, most of them VW. 288,000 Caddy, Eos, Golf, Golf Plus, Jetta and Scirocco built between 2008 and 2010 are affected. In the case of the Golf, this is the Golf VI, for example. According to VW, 'this can lead to a faulty earth connection and, as a result, an interruption in the flow of current to components in the control unit.' The reason is a thermomechanical overload in the ABS control unit.

Update for ABS control unit

The owners of the affected vehicles are requested by letter to drive to the workshop for repairs. The software for the control unit is updated there, which takes 30 minutes. Cars with an update receive a promotion sticker in the logbook and in the trunk.

Plug on Passat and Superb defective

Achim Hartmann
177,000 Passats had to go to the workshop because of a defective plug.

24.03 .2016 - VW and Skoda have to call 177,000 and 25,000 models of the Passat and Superb series into the workshops worldwide. With the VW model from the construction period March 2014 to February 2016 and the Skoda (March to October 2015), an incorrectly seated plug connection can lead to failure of the engine and the light, according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Flensburg.

There is currently no information on how many Volkswagen vehicles are affected in Germany. At Skoda, around 6,000 vehicles in Germany have to be recalled. In addition to the engine and light failure, the problem is that the brake booster and thePower steering are much more difficult.

The owners of the vehicles are written to and asked to bring their vehicle to the workshop. Checking the plug connection takes around 20 minutes and is free of charge.

Ground screw connection on VW Caddy incorrect

Ingolf Pompe
In 2016 VW had to ask the Caddy to come to the workshops because the engine could be started by remote control.

01/27/2016 - Volkswagen is recalling around 20,800 Caddy vehicles to workshops in Germany. The model from the construction period May 2012 to June 2013 can cause the engine to start when the remote control is operated.

A spokesman for the group confirmed this to auto motor und sport. 67,000 VW Caddies are affected worldwide, it continues. In the models, the ground screw connection for the on-board power supply control unit is incorrect.

This means that, according to VW, 'the relay for the ignition' can be controlled. As a precaution, VW has warned its customers not to park their vehicle with the gear engaged. The defect was discovered due to customer complaints - personal injury is not known.


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