Volkswagen recalls Polo GT, Vento and Jetta models to replace faulty O-rings

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 17:02 hrs
2014 Volkswagen Polo Facelift

Auto-maker Volkswagen has recalled unknown number of vehicles for making 'necessary updates'.

So far, the recalls have been made for three models- Polo GT 1.5, Vento 1.5 with manual transmission, and Jetta 1.4 TSI.

The German carmaker said the recalls were to replace O-rings in carbon canister. A Carbon canister is used to absorb fuel vapour to prevent pollution.

The cars recalled are sold in India and manufactured between 1 April, 2015- 31 March, 2017.

The auto-maker had issued a recall of 3,877 Vento cars with 1.5-litre diesel engine and manual gearbox due to inconsistent Carbon Monoxide (CO) emissions on 1 April, 2016. Post the announcement, the company had halted the sales of Vento cars with immediate effect.

The recalls have coincided with tests from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) that have shown carbon monoxide levels higher than permissible limits.

In December 2015, the VW group had announced recall of 3.4 lakh vehicles in India across its different brands, including Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda, sold from 2008 till end of November 2015. A government-ordered probe had found the automakers EA 189 diesel engines were equipped with a defeat device that helped it cheat on emission tests.

The company in 2016 had announced plans to update the engines of the recalled vehicles.

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