Volkswagen recalls 766,000 VW cars worldwide for brake system update

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen is recalling 766,000 vehicles of its core passenger car brand worldwide for a software update to their braking control systems, a spokesman said.

The braking control system may not function properly in certain driving conditions, such as when the driver over-steers, under-steers or slams on the brakes, the spokesman said.

The car maker is recalling 288,000 VW-brand cars in Germany over the issue. Including the Audi and Skoda brands, the German recall impacts about 385,000 cars, the spokesman said.

The recall in Germany was first reported by news agency DPA on Saturday.

(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Victoria Bryan)

Must Read

Home Depot rides housing boom to record sales, profit

Aug 16, 2016

Home Depot posted record sales and earnings during its second quarter and raised its profit expectations for the year as housing market continues to warm up

US home construction climbed to a 6-month high in July

Aug 16, 2016

US home construction climbed to a 6-month high in July, led by a jump in apartment buildings

Bolt advances, Russian qualifies and an engagement at track

Aug 17, 2016

The midpoint of the nine-day track and field program at Olympic Stadium was a day for diamond rings and making friends, a rare Russian hello and a surprising Brazilian farewell

Search

Obserworld delivers the most accurate and up-to-date world news for the global audience with a thorough research and in-depth interviews. Discover the world through Obserworld.

Contact us: sales[at]obserworld.com