VW recalls 680,000 brand cars in U.S. over airbag problems

Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:26am EST
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HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE: Quote) said on Wednesday it was recalling 680,000 cars of its namesake brand in the United States because Takata-made (7312.T: Quote) airbags in them could be defective.

The recall affects models built between 2006 and 2014, a spokesman said, declining to comment on how much the recall could cost.

Daimler (DAIGn.DE: Quote) said late on Tuesday it would recall 840,000 U.S. vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that could be defective, resulting in a charge of 340 million euros ($382.53 million) for the carmaker.

(Reporting by Jan Schwartz; Writing by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Maria Sheahan)

The gold wheel treatment of a 2016 Volkswagen Dune convertible is seen at the Washington Auto Show in Washington January 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Gary Cameron