VW recalls 270,000 cars in China to fix airbags

Volkswagen and a Chinese partner are recalling 270,000 cars in China to repair a software problem that might prevent air bags from activating properly, the government said Wednesday.

The by FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co. applies to 265,943 Audi A4L cars made in China and 4,692 imported Audi A4 allroad cars, according to the Administration for Quality Inspection, Supervision and Quarantine.

In a collision at some angles the front air bags might fail to open, the agency said.

It did not identify the supplier of the air bags but gave no indication they were linked to Japan's Takata Corp.

More than 12 million cars that use Takata have been recalled because the airbags can explode, possibly injuring drivers and passengers.

Volkswagen and FAW announced another recall two weeks ago of some 570,000 vehicles to repair a possible suspension defect.


Explore further

BMW recalls 1.6M 3-Series cars for air bag problem

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Citation: VW recalls 270,000 cars in China to fix airbags (2014, October 29) retrieved 20 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-vw-recalls-cars-china-airbags.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
0 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more