published Thursday, November 14th, 2013

VW recalls 1.4 million vehicles

German carmaker Volkswagen said it is recalling about 800,000 models of its Tiguan compact sport-utility vehicle worldwide for risks of a partial malfunctioning of its lights.

The recall will apply to Tiguans assembled between early 2008 and mid-2010, the Wolfsburg-based company said in a statement on Thursday.

Also, Volkswagen will recall 640,309 cars and minivans in China to replace oil in their transmissions that might cause an electrical problem, the Chinese government product quality agency said today.

It’s the second recall of Volkswagen vehicles this year, a setback for the German automaker following a March report by state TV that criticized its quality standards, according to The Associated Press

VW will replace the synthetic oil with mineral oil at no charge to owners, the Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said.

Vehicles affected include Volkswagen Scirocco 1.4Ts, Golf wagons, Golf sport convertibles and Beetle 1.4Ts and 1.2Ts and Audi A1s and A3s imported between Jan. 28, 2009 and July 4.

In March, VW recalled 384,000 vehicles in China to fix gearboxes following criticism by state television.

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