Volkswagen to recall up to 26,000 Australian cars

Volkswagen to recall up to 26,000 Australian cars

German car manufacturer Volkswagen has confirmed it will recall some of its cars in Australia, amid concerns of driver safety.

The company has not provided any further details at this stage, but Fairfax media is reporting up to 26,000 cars could be affected.

The Australian Automobile Association says the recall affects Golf, Jetta, Polo, Passat and Caddy models manufactured between 2008 and 2011.

The move comes after a coronial inquest last month, which heard a Melbourne woman was killed when her VW Golf slowed down dramatically without warning and was hit by two trucks.

Andrew Mackellar from the Association says the recall should have happened much sooner, as soon as it became clear that there was a problem.


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