Russia's standards agency says Volkswagen recalls 43,151 Skoda cars

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Russia's standards agency said on Monday that Volkswagen's Russian operation had informed it about the voluntary recall of 43,151 Skoda cars due to a possible technical fault.

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The recall affects Skoda Octavia, Superb, Fabia, Yeti and Rapid cars sold in Russia between 2012 and 2016, the watchdog said.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova)