VW, Audi, SEAT, Skoda Models Recalled Due to DSG Glitch

Volkswagen Group has issued a massive recall for several models produced by the brands it owns, including Skoda and SEAT. It appears the German manufacturer discovered a malfunction in the DSG systems installed on several cars produced between September 2008 and August 2009.

The concerned models are VW Golf, VW Scirocco, VW Eos, VW Jetta, VW Passat, VW Touran, VW Caddy, Audi A3, Audi TT, Seat Leon, Seat Altea, Skoda Octavia and Skoda Superb.

According to, the problem might occur due to the oil temperature sensor which, under certain conditions, might lead to the clutch opening. It appears that approximately 2,500 DSG systems are affected by Volkswagen Group is cautious in dealing with the malfunction so it recalls around 57,000 units.

As for DSG, Volkswagen is also looking for ways to start construction of a new DSG plant in China that would have a production goal of 500,000 units per year. The plant is projected to open its doors in 2012. Volkswagen is still holding talks with several parties to support he project, including FAW VW and Shanghai VW.

"For the Volkswagen Group, China is one of the most important markets in the world We are already well-positioned there with a broad product portfolio,"
said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft. "Demand for our models is growing so dramatically that our capacities in China are no longer sufficient. Our investment decision has laid the foundations for continuing the Group's success in China in the future," Winterkorn added.
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