Volkswagen to recall cars after China TV criticism
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Volkswagen AG will recall vehicles in China to fix a gearbox problem after coming under criticism from state-run China Central Television's (CCTV) annual corporate malpractice expose.
VW's direct shift gearbox transmission, a long-standing issue for the German automaker, was causing cars to speed up or slow down during driving, according to CCTV's "3.15" investigative special aired on Friday.
After the show Volkswagen promised action, and a spokesman said on Monday the firm will recall both locally made and imported cars.
Details of the volume and models involved will be released either later on Monday or Tuesday, the spokesman said.