Volkswagen Recalls 2.6M Vehicles

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 3:00 PM EST) -- Volkswagen AG announced three separate global recalls on Thursday of roughly 2.6 million vehicles over defects risking lighting failures, transmission malfunctions and fuel line leaks.

Investigations by company safety officials in China and Southeast Asia found that the power supply of 7-speed dual-clutch gearboxes in its vehicles were susceptible to malfunctioning if synthetic gearbox oil had been used, the company said, sometimes causing vehicle transmissions to fail.

Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, acknowledged that up to 1.6 million vehicles worldwide could be affected and said that changing...
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