April 29, 2004
Compiled by: Jason Teller
Volkswagen will recall more than 870,000 vehicles around the world to check for damage to front axles.
The recall will affects VW Passat models built between 1996 and 1999, Audi A4 and A8 cars built between 1994 and 1999 and Audi A6′s built between 1997 and 1999. More than half of the vehicles are believed to be in Germany.
At issue is the rubber that protects part of the front axle which, if damaged, can lead to abrasion and in some cases loss of steering.
Customers can visit their dealer for a free inspection.