BEIJING – Volkswagen Group Import China (VGIC), FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC-Volkswagen plan to jointly recall 1,818,340 locally-built and imported Volkswagen brand vehicles over a fuel pump defect starting on December 25, according to a notice released by the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) on September 4.
The recall includes the 18,315 units of the 2010-2015 imported Magotan Variant produced between May 29, 2010 and January 7, 2015, 3,280 units of the 2013-2015 imported Magotan Allroad produced between July 10, 2012 and December 30, 2014, and 799 units of the 2010 imported CC produced between June 23, 2009 and October 29, 2009.
In addition, FAW-Volkswagen will be recalling 859,869 units of the 2007-2014 Magotan produced between January 31, 2007 and November 17, 2014 and 125,820 units of the 2009-2014 CC produced between August 7, 2009 and November 17, 2014. SAIC-Volkswagen will recall 810,257 units of the 2011-2015 Passat produced between January 5, 2011 and September 21, 2015.
The fuel pump control unit of vehicles affected could overheat in extreme load conditions and cause its internal electronic devices to fail, leading to possible engine stall and safety hazards. Volkswagen will replace the faulty fuel pump control units with updated versions free of charge.