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Following the voluntary recall issued in Singapore by Volkswagen for 6,181 cars due to a DSG-related problem, Volkswagen Group Malaysia has said it is also carrying out a similar exercise on a number of cars here, those equipped with a seven-speed dry-clutch Direct Shift Gearbox, to rectify issues identified with the transmission.

No official statement was released, but the company stated that a total of 3,962 cars will be involved in the recall exercise – these are units produced between June 2010 and June 2011, with affected vehicles being Golf, Polo, Scirocco, Cross Touran, Passat and Jetta models equipped with the transmission.

In Singapore, the Straits Times reported that in the affected cars, the gearbox’s mechatronics unit, which hydraulically operates the gearbox and clutch, would be duly replaced. Repair time is expected to be around up to three hours per vehicle, with part replacement carried out free of charge.

The procedure will be similar here, with the mechatronics unit replaced at no cost; all owners of the affected cars have been individually informed through its authorised dealers.