VW recalls 6,112 Caddy over control arm failure risk

Volkswagen has issued a recall campaign for certain vehicles due to a manufacturing defect that could pose a safety risk. The recall campaign, identified by the manufacturer code 40S5, affects the Volkswagen CADDY models produced between 2021 and 2022. The global count of affected vehicles stands at 6,112, with approximately 2,016 vehicles presumed to be affected in Germany.

The defect involves the wishbone sleeve, where five out of the six weld seams are missing. This manufacturing oversight can lead to a potential failure of the control arm, which may compromise the vehicle’s handling and safety. In extreme cases, it could result in a loss of control while driving.

At present, there have been no reported incidents of property damage or personal injury related to this issue. However, as a precautionary measure, Volkswagen has taken the initiative to rectify the problem to ensure the safety of their customers.

Volkswagen has announced that the corrective action for the affected vehicles involves a thorough inspection and replacement, if necessary, of the two front wishbones. By replacing the defective components, Volkswagen aims to eliminate the risk associated with the missing weld seams and prevent any potential control arm failures.

The recall campaign is being closely monitored by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, to ensure the effective implementation of the corrective measures and compliance with safety standards.

If you own a Volkswagen CADDY manufactured between 2021 and 2022, it is crucial to take this recall seriously. To determine if your vehicle is affected or to seek further information, you can contact Volkswagen’s dedicated helpline at 08008655792436. They will provide guidance and assist you with scheduling an inspection and necessary repairs, if required.

It is essential to address this recall promptly to ensure the continued safety and reliability of your Volkswagen CADDY.

Manufacturer: VW
Manufacturer Code: 40S5
Vehicle Model: CADDY
Year of Production: 2021-2022
Affected Vehicles (Worldwide): 6,112
Presumably Affected Vehicles (Germany): 2,016
KBA Monitoring: Supervised
Release Date: 11/04/2022
Helpline: 08008655792436

Note: This article is based on the information available as of the release date mentioned. For the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding the recall campaign, please contact Volkswagen or refer to official sources.

Author: Nabeel K
Email: nabeel@wheelsjoint.com

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