Volkswagen Passenger Cars India (VW India) has recalled 389 Polo cars of a single production batch from the month of September, 2015, for inspection and preventive repair of the handbrake mechanism. VW India said this was the reason it had asked dealers to stop deliveries of the Polo hatchback a day earlier. It added that deliveries of the affected Polo cars in stock will be resumed as and when the inspection and preventive repair is completed.
The Quality Assurance department of VW India determined that under certain conditions, the handbrake mechanism would lose effectiveness, thereby issuing a voluntary safety recall. The analysis showed that a batch of handbrake cable retention levers in the rear brake liner might break under certain conditions, VW India said.
VW noted that it has already identified the cars and has published the repair instructions to the service organisation in India. Customers with affected cars will be contacted by the Volkswagen dealers to come for an inspection and repair, starting immediately. The inspection and repair activity at the workshop will require about one hour and will be carried out free of cost, the company said.