Recall from VW buses: doors could open while driving

Released on 30.09. 2021

  • There are problems with the door locking on VW buses of the T6 model. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte

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VW T6 buses could have dangerous door locking problems in freezing weather. A callback has now started. Worldwide are more than 200. 000 Vehicles affected.

Flensburg / Hanover (dpa) – If more than 67 worldwide. 000 VW buses of the model T6 have potentially dangerous problems with the door lock.

In frostiger In the vicinity there is a risk that “the doors may open unexpectedly while driving,” says the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). According to its own information, the Flensburg authority is now monitoring a recall, in Germany there are probably scarce 67. 400 vehicles affected. Incidents with property damage or injured persons are not yet known.

The first recalls have already started and will be staggered according to market, said a spokesman for light commercial vehicles in the VW Group (VWN) on Thursday morning. It all started in countries with colder weather such as Russia or the Scandinavian countries, recently Central Europe was added, Southern Europe will follow. The sheathing of the Bowden cables is probably not properly sealed – so the mechanics could freeze if ice forms. Because the T6 are still quite new and usually have a service guarantee, one expects a quick solution to the problem in the workshops.

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