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97VW recalling 2.64M vehicles worldwide over engine, light issues

Volkswagen is staging a massive, worldwide recall that's already grown from 1.68 million to 2.64 million vehicles and covers three different issues across a number of vehicles. We already reported on 61,000 Tiguans getting recalled over lighting issues - that was just in the US. Globally, however, VW will be recalling 800,000 Tiguans, according to Automotive News, with the focus on CUVs built between 2008 and 2011. The issue with the Tiguan relates to a simple fuse swap, so this is rather unrema

15Volkswagen builds 1,000,000th DSG

In a market that not so long ago consisted of two types of transmissions – manual and automatic – it's easy to get lost in what seems like an ever-increasing list of gearbox alternatives: automatic-shifting manuals, manual-shifting automatics, constantly-variable mechanisms, dual-clutches, and so on. With more and more manufacturers – including BMW, Volvo, Fiat and Renault – jumping on the twin-clutch bandwagon, Volkswagen has emerged as the pioneer.

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