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Volkswagen China faces crisis over DSG recall

Just as owners of Volkswagen cars equipped with direct shift gearbox (DSG) transmission were about to give up hope that Volkswagen would do anything about the faulty component, the German automaker was exposed at the annual “315 Gala” – an investigative special on corporate malpractice aired by China Central Television

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Volkswagen to recall 384,181 vehicles in China for DSG problems

SHANGHAI – Volkswagen is recalling 384,181 cars in China, according to information from China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). The recall decision came after the German automaker was exposed in an investigation on problems with its direct shift gearbox, or DSG, which aired on March 15 as part of

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Behind Volkswage’s claim of FAW infringement

– by Yu Jianliang    Volkswagen is waging a semi-open and “diplomatic” fight with FAW, its “close cooperative partner” in China. In late August, the cornerstone of VW’s wholly-owned DSG factory in Tianjin was laid during a low-key ceremony without much coverage by local media but it was attended by

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The four tough challenges for Heizman

Compared with predecessor Winfried Vahland, Jochem Heizmann faces a different set of challenges in China. The biggest challenge for the new CEO of Volkswagen China is obvious. The era of explosive growth of China’s automobile market has come to an end. Competition has turned from capacity expansion to cut-throat price

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Volkswage’s DSG Rashomo

By Sun Xiaohong, CBU Guest Columnist Volkswagen’s DSG problem is now a hot topic that keeps popping up whenever media people meet. While many publications choose to remain silent, some who question the fairness of VW’s decision have spoken out. Let us first review what has happened. Owners of

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Volkswagen to build new DSG dual-clutch transmission plant in Dalia

Volkswagen AG plans to build a second DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission plant in Dalian, Liaoning Province, according to local media reports. Once in operation in 2012, Volkswage's annual production of DSGs in China is expected to surpass 500,000 units. Currently, Volkswagen is talking with its partners in China, FAW and

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