BERLIN -- Volkswagen brand and Porsche will have to recall around 227,000 cars due to problems with airbags and seat belt pretensioners.
A report in Germany's Stuttgarter Zeitung on Thursday said the recall affects the Tiguan, Sharan and CC models built in 2015, as well as Porsche 911, Boxster, Cayman und Panamera models from 2015 and 2016.
The report cited Germany's KBA federal motor authority as saying the cars needed an update to the software of the airbag control units.
Volkswagen noted possible problems with airbags in some of the affected vehicles, adding that new software needed to be installed.
A spokesman for Porsche said about 23,500 Porsche models could be affected by airbags or seat belt pretensioners triggering even if the vehicle was not involved in an accident.
The brand said that of the vehicles affected, about 3,900 were in Germany.