Volkswagen recalling 50,000 cars in China

Baku, January 8 AZERTAC

German carmaker Volkswagen will recall almost 50,000 vehicles in China due to brake problems when using cruise control, according to the mainland's quality regulator.

According to AFP, the company will recall Beetles made between July 1, 2012, and August 6, 2015, and Golfs made between July 1, 2012, and July 6, 2013, according to a statement posted on Friday on the official website of China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (ASDIQ).

A problem with noise filters may cause difficulty with braking when the cars have been in cruise control for long periods of time, ASDIQ said, adding that the problem created a "hidden safety risk".

The company will fix the problem for free, it said.

Volkswagen's business has been under the microscope since 2015 when it was revealed the company had installed software on 11 million cars that allowed them to defeat emissions tests.

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