Exclusive Volkswagen Recalls 67,000 Caddy Vans

VW is recalling 67,000 Caddy vans in Europe due to a fault that can set parked vehicles in motion when unlocked. The vehicles are made by Volkswagen’s VWN brand, which manufactures commercial vehicles. The recall comes amid the Dieselgate scandal in which VW admitted to installing cheat software in 11 million vehicles worldwide, of which 8.5 million are in Europe. The most recent recall affecting the Caddy is because, if drivers unlock the small delivery van remotely, the motor may be started accidentally. If the Caddy is in gear, it could accidentally be set in motion. Caddy drivers are recommended to park in neutral and use the handbrake. The recall affects 20,800 vehicles in Germany, a spokesperson for VWN said Wednesday, confirming details first reported in the Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper. The vehicles affected are those built between May 2012 and January 2013. The spokesperson confirmed that while some vehicles had been set in motion because of the defect, no one had been hurt. Caddy vans are only built in Poland and are popular as delivery vehicles, or for families. Last year, VW sold 133,000 Caddys. Picture Source: Imago