Touran production problems

Wolfsburg. According to the VW Group, subsidiary Auto 5,000 GmbH plans to end its partnership with Johnson Controls, the supplier of the dashboard for the Touran.

Apparently the components for the new van don't fit or work as intended, VW says. VW also says Johnson Controls was unable to provide supplies quickly enough.

A Johnson Controls spokeswoman said there are no signs that the VW subsidiary is looking for a new supplier to manufacture the dashboard.

It is not clear yet if Auto 5,000 will in the future manufacture the cockpits itself or if VW will look for a new supplier.

A new building had been erected at the Wolfsburg plant specifically for the manufacture of the Touran cockpit.

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