SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) _ Brazilian subsidiaries of Volkswagen and Audi on Thursday issued a recall for 28,000 VW Golfs and Audi A3s to replace a defective suspension arm.

Volkswagen said the cars were manufactured this year at the company's new plant in Sao Jose dos Pinhais, in southern Brazil. Half of the cars were sold locally and the rest were exported.

The auto maker, Brazil's largest, said no accidents had been linked to the defective part and that it does not pose an immediate danger to drivers. The company said the breakage of the front suspension system would be gradual and preceded by noise.

The defective control arms were made by the local unit of German auto-part maker Krupp.

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