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Latest news about German auto maker Volkswagen defective direct shift gearbox, and China governemnt agency urged VW to recall the cars equiped faulty DSG.

China calling for higher auto industrial standards

2013-04-01 05:47:29

There is a growing consensus among the media and government that China needs compulsory national standards in a variety of industries, according to reports released on the Consumer Day.

Media reports call for more auto regulation

2013-03-28 16:26:39

Leading auto brands with experience in global markets should work together with regulators to cultivate strict compulsory standards that benefit Chinese citizens.

Volkswagen to recall DSG problem cars

2013-03-20 13:55:09

Volkswagen agreed to recall 384,181 vehicles with defective gearboxes in China, the quality watchdog said Wednesday.
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Shanghai VW Skoda recall over gearbox issues

2013-03-18 16:57:57

Shanghai Volkswagen Skoda has released a recall notice on its website on March 16 concerning Octavia 1.4TSI, Octavia1.8TSI and Superb 1.4TSI models.

China demands Volkswagen to recall defective DSG cars

2013-03-16 14:21:10

China's consumer quality watchdog on Saturday urged German car maker Volkswagen to recall defective cars with DSG problems.

VW to continue DSG strategy in China

2013-01-22 09:51:29

A top executive of Volkswagen Group indicated on Jan 14 that the company will not discontinue models equipped with seven-speed direct shift gearbox transmissions in China.

VW cars recalled in Taiwan

2013-01-07 17:12:20

Volkswagen voluntarily recalled its products from Taiwan consumers on Dec 27, 2012 because of Direct-Shift Gearbox problems, China Youth Daily reported Thursday.

Quality watchdog keeps eye on VW

2013-01-07 16:19:20

An official from China's quality watchdog has said in an interview the administration is closely monitoring the quality of Volkswagen's direct-shift gearboxes.

VW settles gearbox plant in Tianjin

2012-09-03 13:48:57

Volkswagen China broke ground on a new gearbox plant in the western area of Tianjin's Economic-Technological Development Area on Friday.

Car owners revved up over VW gearbox glitch

2012-05-28 14:57:33

Volkswagen Group China and its two local joint ventures announced last week that they will extend the warranty of the direct shift gearbox (DSG) to 10 years or 160,000 km.

China seeks public opinion on VW's faulty DSG

2012-04-12 10:29:13

China's quality watchdog Wednesday advised owners of Volkswagen cars with defective direct-shift gearbox (DSG) to submit information about the problem to the government agency.

VW urged to probe DSG defects, recall possible

2012-03-14 17:17:56

China's quality watchdog said it is in contact with auto giant Volkswagen (China) after many customers complained about defects in the DSG of the company's vehicles.