Wednesday 25 April 2018

Half Volkswagen recall vehicles are now 'fixed'

Around 115,000 diesel vehicles were caught up in the emissions scandal here
Around 115,000 diesel vehicles were caught up in the emissions scandal here
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Around half - or nearly 60,000 - of the scandal-hit Volkswagen Group vehicles have been dealt with at this stage, it can be revealed today.

Owners of Volkswagens, Audis, SEATs and Skodas were asked to bring cars affected by the infamous emissions-cheating scandal to their dealer for 'fixes' to be applied.

In all, around 115,000 diesel vehicles were caught up in the emissions scandal here.

That figure also includes thousands of used imports.

Sorting out the 1.2-litre and 2-litre diesel vehicles affected only requires software updates - and the work normally takes half an hour.

Many people have had it carried out while getting their car serviced.

But vehicles with 1.6-litre TDI engines involve both software and hardware upgrades so work on those takes an hour.

The hardware involves fitting a new 'flow transformer' to help better regulate how fuel and air are burned in the engine.

Indo Motoring

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