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56,000 New Volkswagen Golfs Recalled For Software Issues

New MK8 Volkswagen Golf built until June 2020 already had software issues


  • The recall is voluntary.

  • It involves the infotainment system and reversing camera.

  • This is not the first time VW experiences software bugs.


This is the cost of introducing all-new highly-sophisticated technologies in new vehicles. As we know, things can go wrong, and if they can, they will go wrong. The all-new 8th generation Volkswagen Golf was plagued with teething issues that delayed deliveries in the first half of 2020.

The new Golf is loaded with some of the latest tech including a fully digital cockpit. It, and other elements, were quickly problematic and actually delayed the launch of the highly-anticipated new compact Golf. While known issues were addressed, this voluntary recall affects 56,000 new Golfs. The bugs involve the infotainment system and reversing camera, according to Automotive News Europe.

Volkswagen Golf MK8
Volkswagen Golf MK8 | Photo: Volkswagen

Volkswagen has had its fair share of software problems in the recent past. The all-new fully-electric compact ID.3 was also delayed a few times due to various software issues as well.

Cutting-edge technologies have become important purchase criteria for younger buyers. This demography is the one targeted by Volkswagen for both the Golf and the ID.3. Both cars face off with premium offerings from other automakers meaning they need to be equipped with all the latest gadgets.

Volkswagen Golf MK8
Volkswagen Golf MK8 | Photo: Volkswagen

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