SAO PAULO: Volkswagen is recalling nearly 200,000 cars in Brazil because of a problem with their rear wheels that could cause them to come loose and fall off.
The Brazilian unit of Volkswagen AG said the recall covers 193,620 Gol and Voyage models that need inspection to determine whether rear wheel bearings are sufficiently greased.
The car maker said in a statement Thursday that the wheels might fall off only in extreme cases, but they could also lock or make noise.
VW said it is sending letters to owners of the affected 2009 and 2010 models. Inspections and repairs are being offered for free.