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VW recalls 800,477 Touareg, Porsche Cayenne SUVs to check pedals

In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI R-Line is on display during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI R-Line is on display during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

(Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG is recalling more than 800,000 upscale VW and Porsche sport utility vehicles because their foot pedals could become loose.

The callback affects 409,477 Cayenne SUVs and 391,000 Touareg vehicles from model years 2011 to 2016, the Volkswagen units said in separate statements.

A clip could be loose on the bearing bracket for the pedals on the cars, which are sister models and share some components.

The Cayenne was Porsche’s bestselling model before being overtaken by its smaller SUV sibling, the Macan, last year. Porsche sold 86,016 Macans and 79,700 Cayennes in 2015.

Fix will take less than 30 minutes


The carmakers found the potential defect during internal checks and said owners will be contacted by a dealer. The fix will take less than half an hour.

Audi’s sister model Q7 isn’t affected by the recall, a spokesman said by phone. The Cayennne, Touareg and the Q7 from sister brand Audi share technology as well as some parts, and all three are manufactured at Volkswagen’s factory in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Related: Toyota recalls more than 1 million RAV4 SUVs on seat-belt flaw

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