VW to recall 50,000 vehicles in China

BEIJING: German carmaker Volkswagen will recall almost 50,000 vehicles in China due to brake problems when using cruise control, according to the country’s quality regulator. The company will recall Beetles made between July 1, 2012 and Aug. 6, 2015, and Golfs, made between July 1, 2012 and July 6, 2013, according to a statement posted on Friday on the official website of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (ASDIQ). A problem with noise filters may cause difficulty with breaking when the cars have been in cruise control for long periods of time, ASDIQ said, adding that the problem created a “hidden safety risk”.