FAW-Volkswagen (FAW-VW) will recall 886 imported automobiles on the Chinese mainland due to potential safety hazards caused by the steering system, said the country's top quality supervisor.
Due to a software diagnostic problem inside the steering system of SQ5, the power-steering function may be affected or even turn off in temperatures of 15 degrees Celsius below zero or lower, causing safety risks, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
The recall, starting from Aug. 6, will involve vehicles manufactured from July 22, 2013 through February 25, 2015.
FAW-VW said it will update the software that controls the steering systems of recalled vehicles. Cars in stock will be sold after the problem is fixed.
FAW-VW is a joint venture formed in 1991 by Chinese automaker FAW Group and Germany-based Volkswagen Group.