Volkswagen recalls 16,000 minivans

13 Jun 2010

(MENAFN) German automaker Volkswagen AG announced recalling around 16,000 Routan minivans, over fire concerns involving latches on the sliding doors, AP reported.

The carmaker said that the recall affects 2009 minivans, which are jointly developed with Chrysler LLC and built at Chrysler’s Windsor, Ontario, plant.

Chrysler recently announced a 285,000 recall of Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans due to fire concerns inside the sliding doors.

Volkswagen spokesman, Kerry Christopher, said that the automaker was aware of a couple of incidents indicating overheating in the minivans and the firm contacted Chrysler when it received the reports. He assured that no injuries or crashes have been reported yet.

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