VW, Seat or Skoda controllers should check their edges: an accessory product of Alcar Wheels is affected by a material defect and poses a security risk.
Hirtenberg / Austria: certain Volkswagen, Seat or Skoda drivers should immediately check their cars: this only applies to those vehicle owners who bought their cars by supplying Alcar Wheels GmbH's disks.
The Austrian company produces steel wheels suitable for many vehicles of the Volkswagen Group and now makes the memory of the product stand out. According to the manufacturer, it has been found that in a batch of production of wheels due to a defect of material under certain conditions, sudden loss of air may occur. "Specifically, the withdrawal refers to steel wheels for Seat Ibiza Leon, Leon SC, Leon ST, Skoda. Octavia, VW Golf, Golf Variant, Sportsvan Golf and E-Golf.
Drivers are threatened with the continued use of the affected wheels with dangerous consequences: because, as Alcar Wheels stated further, "it can lead to the limited control of the vehicle and, consequently, to an accident." As the company explains, the affected cars are equipped with a tire pressure control system. "However, based on our driving tests, it can not be ruled out that the driver is not given a warning in time."
I remember the edge: how can I know if my car is affected?
While Alcar Wheels specifies even more, the defect of material occurs with the steel edges with article number 7755 and production date 17/18. The affected people must immediately visit a workshop; the vehicle can no longer be used. As announced by Alcar Wheels, the people who suffer have no additional cost, the exchanges are exchanged for free with new models without faults.
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