Volkswagen resumes deliveries of Golf 8 after software glitch

Volkswagen had stopped sales in mid-May after it discovered a software glitch could interfere with an emergency assist functionality.
By : Reuters
| Updated on: 06 Jun 2020, 10:33 AM
(Golf Mk 8) Photo courtesy: Volkswagen
(Golf Mk 8) Photo courtesy: Volkswagen
(Golf Mk 8) Photo courtesy: Volkswagen
(Golf Mk 8) Photo courtesy: Volkswagen

Volkswagen on Friday said it had resumed deliveries of its newest Golf model after voluntarily halting sales in mid-May.

Volkswagen stopped sales after the carmaker discovered that data transfer problems in an online connectivity unit could interfere with an emergency assist functionality.

(Also read: Volkswagen promises 8th generation Golf GTI to be faster and more digital)

"In order to remedy the situation, Volkswagen has developed a software update for the control unit of the online connectivity unit. This update will be installed on Golf 8 models produced in the future as standard," VW said.

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The update will also be installed in the 15,000 vehicles affected by the recall, the carmaker said.

First Published Date: 06 Jun 2020, 10:33 AM IST
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