Volkswagen Australia has this week recalled 10,100 of its Touareg SUVs built between 2011 and 2016.
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The recall centres on concerns that a circlip (a type of fastening ring) located on the bearing bracket of the brake pedal may become detached. This could cause a pin to become dislodged from one of the bearings in the mechanism.

Should this occur, braking effectiveness could be diminished, causing a safety risk to both occupants and other road users.

The recall affects Touareg models globally, and forms part of a wider recall that also affects the related Porsche Cayenne.

This latest recall comes just days after the German car maker issued a recall of its 2015 and 2016 Passat wagons due to a sunroof fault.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted via mail.