The Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture will recall DSG-equipped Skoda cars after being ‘urged’ to do so by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
Skoda has released a recall notice on its website on March 16 concerning Octavia 1.4TSI, Octavia1.8TSI and Superb 1.4TSI models. It is the first recall announcement for the seven-speed DSG-equipped cars.
Skoda sales and service providers will contact the owners of the cars to be recalled. The cars currently for sale are up-to-date with the latest technology according to the recall notice. Skoda has offered free inspections and maintenance to cars not included in the recall. A detailed recall plan will be issued soon, the notice said.
Skoda cars equipped with seven-speed dual shift gearboxes have had reported failures including unexpected accelerations and stalls.