Volkswagen Polo GT, Vento, Jetta recalled in India – To be fixed for free

Models manufactured between April 2015 & March 2017 have been affected.

Volkswagen India has recalled certain units of the Polo GT, Vento and the Jetta sedan. Updates on the Jetta are associated with the replacement of O-rings of its carbon canister however reasons for recall for the Vento & Polo GT haven’t been revealed.

Customers will need to visit VW’s service network to get their vehicles attended for the recall. The entire replacement/upgrade will be free of cost for the customers and will approximately take around 30 minutes.

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Polo GTs manufactured between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017 have been affected while Ventos produced between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016 are part of the service action. Jettas produced in 2016 have been affected by the recall and need to be upgraded with the new O-rings.

Customers can check if their vehicle is affected by the recall by keying in their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at Volkswagen India’s official website. Alternatively, customers can get in touch with VW’s Customer Care team at 18001020909/18002090909 or by dropping in an e-mail at customer.care@volkswagen.co.in.

Dealers will contact owners, whose car is affected by latest recall.

Earlier in August, VW had recalled over 7 lakh units of the Tiguan and Touran globally. The recall was to fix a fixture in the panoramic sunroof of the cars which could have potentially lead to a short-circuit and ultimately a fire.

Other recent recalls in India include Tata’s recall of around 9,000 diesel Tigor’s due to an emission issue and Ford’s recall of around 7,000 units of EcoSport.