Challenges for the Volkswagen Group and its line of plug-in hybrid vehicles. The agency recently announced Reuters, Volkswagen will recall more than 100,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles from four brands due to fire risk.. This call for revision will affect the whole world, although these are not the only vehicles of the company affected recently.
The information released last Thursday refers to over 100,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles four Volkswagen Group brands in everyonewhich face a high risk of fire, according to a spokesman for the German car manufacturer.
Volkswagen to recall over 100,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles
Owners of some 42,300 vehicles volkswagen passat, Golf, Tiguan and Arteon around the world to call the workshop. Audi also suffered from this recall, which will have to withdraw some 24,400 vehicleswhile Seat and Skoda are also affected, although the number of vehicles is not specified.
Reuters reports, based on statements from a Volkswagen Group spokesman, that there is a risk of fire in cars that connect a conventional internal combustion engine to an electric one and charge via a plug-in hybrid, as the high voltage battery is not sufficiently insulated.
Meanwhile, the German newspaper Bild assures that “Improper fastening of the engine cover structure can lead to contact with hot parts and subsequently Fire“, adding that 16 such cases have already been registered in Germany.
In addition to this worldwide recall, the Volkswagen Group has also been forced to recall 222,892 copies models Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport due to faulty wiring harness which could delay the deployment of the front side airbags in the event of a side impact.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall notice for SUV models manufactured between August 1, 2019 and February 10, 2022. 100% will suffer on this problem with the wiring harness.
This article was published in AutoBild by Aaron Perez.
Source: Computer Hoy