Volkswagen will recall 8.5 million cars in EU
Volkswagen has said it will recall 8.5 million vehicles in Europe following the diesel emissions scandal.
The announcement comes after the company's UK boss promised to "do the right thing" and "fully resolve" the issues.
The German authorities ordered the recall and Volkswagen said customers would be contacted directly.
A statement on the Volkswagen website said: "Volkswagen welcomes the swift decision by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) to implement the timetable and plan of measures submitted last week by issuing a recall.
"This decision gives customers clarity with regard to the continued unrestricted use of the vehicles.
"The Volkswagen Group will recall a total of approximately 8.5 million vehicles in Europe (EU28 markets), including some 2.4 million vehicles in Germany, according to KBA."