Frankfurt am Main — German car maker Volkswagen (VW) said on Friday that it would recall 410,000 cars from its own brand and Spanish subsidiary Seat over faulty seat belts, warning customers not to use the middle seat in the meantime. "There is the possibility that in rare situations ... when the rear centre seat and the rear left seat are occupied at the same time, the left seat belt lock could be unintentionally released" on some 219,000 2018 VW Polo cars, the group said in a statement. A spokesperson told news agency DPA that some 191,000 Seat Ibiza and Arona vehicles with similar seat belt locks were also affected. "The brand advises its customers not to use the middle seat of the new Polo until the car [is] equipped with the redesigned belt lock fixture," for which it is awaiting final regulatory approval. VW, the world’s largest vehicle producer with its 12 brands, will begin writing to affected buyers "within the next few weeks", it said. The recall caps a week of bad news fo...

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