Volkswagen has issued another major recall worldwide but this one is not related to its emissions scandal. VW and its Porsche group are recalling about 800,000 Touareg and Cayenne SUVs worldwide due to a possible fault in the pedal system. The problem was detected during internal checks following which the company decided that it needed to issue a recall for almost a million SUVs.
Volkswagen is recalling 391,000 Touaregs across the globe after it detected a problem related to “possible loosening of a retaining ring on the bearing block of the pedal system.” The vehicles affected are 2011-2016 models.
It’s a similar story for Porsche, it says that the recall is for 409,000 of its Cayenne SUVs, also the same model years. Volkswagen has said that it’s going to contact the owners of affected models so that the vehicles can be examined as quickly as possible.
The checks are expected to take less than half an hour each, and if a problem needs to be fixed by swapping out parts, then the job could take longer. Owners will have to take their car to the dealership to get this sorted out.
The backlash is not going to be as bad as it was when Volkswagen was found guilty in the emissions scandal, but still it’s going to be an inconvenience for owners who will have to make the time to take their car in for assessment.