Volkswagen has now recalled
800,000 cars in Germany for fixing the emissions glitch which it had in 2015
admitted to have resorted to in order to evade strict emission norms. Germany's
Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has now approved the technical
solutions for the Volkswagen Passat, CC and Eos models with 2.0l TDI EA 189
engines. Over 800,000 vehicles affected by the diesel issue are now to be
recalled as soon as possible, a press release from Volkswagen said. The
affected owners will receive letters from Volkswagen and can then arrange a
service appointment with a Volkswagen partner workshop without delay.
Volkswagen had been in the eye
of a storm ever since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the
California Air Resources Board (EPA and CARB) in 2015 had revealed their
findings that while testing diesel cars of the Volkswagen Group they detected
manipulations that violate American environmental standards.
On September 22, 2015
Volkswagen had admitted that, “Discrepancies relate to vehicles with Type EA
189 engines, involving some eleven million vehicles worldwide. A noticeable
deviation between bench test results and actual road use was established solely
for this type of engine....”
The latest recall of cars is a continuation of the retrofit campaign for affected vehicles started by Volkswagen early 2016. Jürgen Stackmann, member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand responsible for Sales, Marketing and After-Sales, said: "The launch of the retrofit campaign for the Passat, CC and Eos models involves a large number of cars that will now be recalled to the workshops. I am pleased that the retrofitting of over 800,000 of our customers' cars can now begin. Our dealerships and service partners are well prepared for the campaign."
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