VW is facing a huge recall: massive defects in the new Golf 8 have been identified. The auto group has already stopped delivery.
- The largest German industrial company VW threatens to recall * his new one Golf 8
- Software problems with the Golf 8 cause the Emergency assistant not working
- Whether other models and subsidiaries of VW are currently being examined
kassel – The German car maker VW must be with his new Golf 8 on one recall to adjust. Already on Thursday (14.05.2020) from VW deliveries for the new one Golf 8 stopped for the time being. Since then, no new cars in the series have been delivered to end customers. The golf– Production goes according to that VWCorporation continues anyway. But the finished new cars stay in the warehouse for now.
VW threatens recall of the Golf 8 – these are the reasons
The impending recall at the VWCorporation has software problems as the cause. Affected is Golf 8 the electronic emergency assistant eCall. Loud VW reliable data transmission on the control unit cannot be guaranteed.
According to the largest German industrial group, the problem was identified during internal tests in the VW group. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has not yet made a decision about a possible one recall like. However, this is expected in the next few days after the provisional stop of deliveries. To solve the problem Golf 8 models to fix it, a software update may already be sufficient. It remains to be seen whether this will be ordered.
VW: A possible recall of the Golf 8 would affect thousands of customers
On Friday, May 15, 2020, it became known from corporate circles that at least 30,000 brands of the new Golf 8 are affected by the software problems and that a recall * may be pending.
The new Golf 8 of VW-Group has more startup difficulties than hoped for by the car manufacturer from Wolfsburg. In 2019, 100,000 vehicles should already be Golf 8 series at the location Wolfsburg to be produced. In the end, however, just under 8,400 pieces of the new model were completed. Also from the employee representative body of the VWCorporation has had harsh criticism over the past week.
#Fault alarms caused by the automatic #vehicle – # emergency call system #eCall caused problems for the #fire brigade Schmallenberg (NW): https://t.co/LzN1bVaEip  pic.twitter.com/kCO4IPTysA
– Feuerwehr-Magazin (@feuerwehrmag) March 7, 2019
VW: That’s why the new Golf 8 is likely to be recalled
A spokesman for the company VW pointed out that it has been mandatory in the EU since 2018 to install such an emergency call facility. According to the editors, that makes one recall of the new Golf 8 more likely. According to the EU regulation of March 31, 2018, new car models in the European Union must be equipped with the eCall early warning system.
In the event of a serious accident, the operator is able to independently notify the European emergency number 112. According to the regulation, the system, which is also in the new Golf 8 model is installed, can also be triggered by hand.
VW: Not only the Golf 8 is affected by a possible recall
Not only VW has for his Golf 8 a delivery stop has been imposed, and the car manufacturer Skoda is currently not delivering its Octavia model. Since the model of the Czech sister brand of VWGroup is similar, it is likely that some vehicles could malfunction here as well. Here too one could recall likely to be.
The basic structure of the Golf 8 In addition to the Octavia, the Seat Leon and the new variant of the Audi A3 are similar. It is currently being investigated whether there are software problems with the two models.
Recall at VW: BMW has also recently had to recall some of its cars
This month, May, BMW and Toyota vehicles were already affected by a recall. It remains to be seen whether the VW Golf-8 will go this far.
But it has not only happened recently in the automotive industry Call back. Such a recall * also affected a disinfectant.
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