Recall: 80,000 VW, Audi and Skoda vehicles recalled over DSG concerns
Volkswagen Group has issued a recall to inspect and repair potentially affected DSG transmissions in models built by Audi, Skoda, and Volkswagen.
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP AUSTRALIA has issued a recall to check certain DSG transmissions installed in over 63,000 Volkswagen, 14,000 Audi, and 4500 Skoda models.
While VW has listed 63,214 vehicles in its recall, approximately 40,000 of the listed VIN numbers have been voluntarily added beyond its obligations to the recall.
According to the German manufacturer’s notice on Product Safety Australia website, the recall has been issued because “Due to a production fault, over time a crack in the transmissions pressure accumulator can occur.”
“If the pressure accumulator cracks, oil and pressure is lost in the hydraulic system of the gearbox. As a result, the transmission of engine power via the gearbox is interrupted. The experience of this symptom would be comparable to depressing the clutch in a vehicle fitted with a manual transmission. This could increase the likelihood of an accident affecting the occupants of the vehicle and other road users.”
Volkswagen, Audi, and Skoda will contact owners of the affected vehicles to organise an inspection and repair of parts if required. All models in the recall are listed below.
Volkswagen models affected by DSG recall:
Volkswagen Golf – Model Years 2009-2015
Volkswagen Jetta – Model Years 2009-2015
Volkswagen Beetle – Model Years 2013-2015
Volkswagen Passat – Model Years 2010-2015
Volkswagen Polo – Model Years 2010-2015
Volkswagen Caddy – Model Years 2011-2015
Skoda models affected by DSG recall:
Skoda Fabia – Model Years 2013-2015
Skoda Octavia – Model Years 2009-2015
Skoda Rapid – Model Years 2014-2015
Skoda Roomster – Model Years 2013-2014
Skoda Superb – Model Years 2009-2015
Skoda Yeti – Model Years 2013-2015
Audi models affected by DSG recall:
Audi A1 – Model Years 2011-2016
Audi A3 – Model Years 2008-2016
Audi TT – Model Years 2012-2016