Chinese Government Investigating Quality Issues Among Volkswagen Sagitars

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Amid complaints of broken rear shafts from Sagitar owners, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has contacted Volkswagen to fix the problem.

Bloomberg reports 435 complaints were collected into the nation’s National Defective Motor Vehicle Recall Information Management Platform’s Defect Information Collection System, half of which were filed between July 30 and August 12 alone.

FAW-VW responded late last month by claiming the problems were isolated incidents (via expert analysis) and not anything on their end. The joint venture also vowed to sue anyone spreading “untrue” information about their products.

The investigation is taking place at the same time an antitrust probe by the government over price-cutting by seven transplants, including Volkswagen AG’s Audi.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Volt 230 Volt 230 on Aug 15, 2014

    The kings of crappy parts are investigating VW for crappy parts, what a joke! This is coming from a victim of said Chinese crappy parts over and over again.

  • LeeK LeeK on Aug 15, 2014

    The Sagitar is the Chinese equivalent to the Jetta, a FWD vehicle. There are no reports of broken rear shafts in US cars, so what is the difference? Asia parts suppliers? Is there an AWD variant of the Jetta in China?

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    • LeMansteve LeMansteve on Aug 15, 2014

      @th009 Fractured rear trailing arm? That sounds WORSE than a fractured [drive?]shaft.

  • S2k Chris S2k Chris on Aug 15, 2014

    More laughable: VW breakdowns, or China having a department of Quality?

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    • 05lgt 05lgt on Aug 15, 2014

      @S2k Chris If only it was their design. Then we could run extra parts and sell them to their competitors. Because why not? I've never found the China price inexpensive.

  • Krayzie Krayzie on Aug 15, 2014

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