Volkswagen asks dealers to stop selling Taos | Automotive News
Volkswagen is asking dealers to stop selling certain versions of the new Taos model.
The Volkswagen Taos has just arrived on our shores and already, the crossover is in the grip of a sales halt. In fact, due to an issue reported by some owners, the company has asked dealers to stop selling models equipped with all-wheel drive.
“A problem can cause the vehicle to stop during use,” says the German manufacturer. Owners reported that their vehicle’s engine stopped working when it came to a complete stop.
The brand’s dealers were briefed on the situation on Monday, Volkswagen spokesman Mark Gillies confirmed. He later added that the company was following procedures required by the United States’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
By this, he means the stages of the investigation which will be carried out and will lead (or not) to a recall. You can bet it will be here.
The notice sent to dealers outlining complaints from Taos owners also says the company is working on a solution to make a repair. This solution has not yet been found.
The Taos has so far been well received in the US, with 4,939 units sold in the first month of availability. In Canada, only 174 units were registered in the first month of the model on the market.
We will monitor this situation closely and update this feature if a solution is found or a reminder is issued.