Volkswagen has recalled the 2018 Polo over a technical issue on the newly launched hatchback. Apart from the Polo, other VW cars- the Seat Ibiza and Seat Arona models are also affected with the issue. The issue is related to the rear seatbelt lock. The number of cars affected due to the issue is about 220,000 new Polos and about 191,000 Seat cars.
Talking about the issue, VW said that the recall concerned a technical problem where the rear left seatbelt could be unintentionally released in some rare situations, especially when the rear center seat and the rear left seat are occupied at the same time, the left seat belt lock could be unintentionally released.
According to a statement released by the German automaker, "At Volkswagen safety remains a main priority and the brand has identified a technical solution: a redesigned belt lock fixture, which will prevent this from happening." VW also said that the global recall was limited to markets where Polo cars are sold and the Seat brand does business.
However, as the company claims to have safety as its top priority and the brand have identified a technical solution: a redesigned belt lock fixture, which will prevent this from happening. Though, VW advises its customers not to use the middle seat of the new Polo until the car will be equipped with the redesigned belt lock fixture, the automaker has also started addressing the concerned authorities for their final validation in order to implement the solution.
The exact date has not been confirmed yet but soon VW is starting the recall campaign to address the issue. The customers with affected cars will receive a letter so as to plan an appointment with a Volkswagen service partner and the check, as well as the implementation of the redesigned belt lock fixture will be free of charge. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates.