FRANKFURT German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said on Wednesday it is recalling 589,000 Caddy small delivery vans globally to fix a condition that may cause an open tailgate to snap shut.
The gas-pressure shock absorbers attached to the tail gate may get dislodged in some vehicles built between November 2003 and January 2013, VW said in a statement.
Of the affected Caddy vans, 284,000 are in Germany.
The news comes just three months after Volkswagen had to recall over 2.6 million cars, about a third of them in China, to fix a variety of problems, a blow to a group striving to overtake Toyota (7203.T) and General Motors (GM.N) as the world's biggest carmaker.
(Reporting by Ludwig Burger; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)