FRANKFURT Feb 26 German carmaker Volkswagen
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 and General Motors as the
world's biggest carmaker.
(Reporting by Ludwig Burger; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)