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(Golf Mk 8) Photo courtesy: Volkswagen
(Golf Mk 8) Photo courtesy: Volkswagen

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.

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.

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"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.

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

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

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