VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne recalled in the UK

A faulty pedal mechanism prompts global recall of 800,000 cars...

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Jim Holder
24 Mar 2016 17:27 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

The VW Group has announced an extensive recall of VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne models built between 2011 and 2016 because of a faulty pedal mechanism.

What’s the problem with the VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne?
In an official statement, the VW Group said the recall was necessary because "a circlip could be loose on the bearing bracket for pedals."

A Porsche statement elaborated, saying: "The problem was found during internal inspections… The reason for this is that a circlip could be loose on the bearing bracket for pedals. The correct assembly will be checked in the workshop."

Which VW Touaregs and Porsche Cayennes are affected?
Cars built between 2011 and 2016 may have the fault.

VW and Porsche UK will contact owners of affected vehicles with details of the fix, which is expected to take less than half an hour to complete.

How many VW Touaregs and Porsche Cayennes are affected?
In total 391,000 Touaregs and 409,477 Cayennes are being recalled.

A VW spokesman said the firm knows how many cars are affected in the UK and will be contacting owners, but said the firm was not yet in a position to release the figure.

Porsche has said 14,600 Cayennes are affected in the UK.

All owners will be contacted by the manufacturers directly.

Should I still drive my VW Touareg or Porsche Cayenne?
The recall is being described as a "preventative measure" and there is no suggestion that the cars are unsafe to drive.

Why are both the VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne affected?
Both cars share underpinnings and common parts, so any problem is typically common to both cars.

Is this related to the VW Group emissions scandal?
No, but it is another blow to the reputation of both VW and Porsche.