Tuesday 15 October 2019

Volkswagen's recall: how the work is going, in wake of the emissions scandal

Volkswagen has completed almost 75 per cent of its recall work
Volkswagen has completed almost 75 per cent of its recall work
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

The Volkswagen group here has completed work on nearly two-thirds of the diesel-engined vehicles - cars and vans - recalled in the wake of the emissions scandal.

There are three engines and four marques involved (Audi, VW, SEAT and Skoda).

The 2-litre TDis require just a software update with work taking half an hour or so.

Work on the 1.2 TDi engines also only takes around 30 minutes.

But those with 1.6-litre TDI engines involve both software and hardware upgrades and take an hour to sort out.

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

Here is a breakdown of the numbers dealt with so far. The figures were sought and obtained by Motors from the Volkswagen Group.

All cars (Irish and imports):

• Of 144,308 vehicles due, 64pc have been fixed.

• Of 63,776 Volkswagen, 67pc completed

• Of 43,712 Audi, 64pc completed

• Of 6,022 SEAT, 67pc completed

• Of 20,346 Skoda, 61pc completed

• Of 10,452 vans, 54pc completed

Irish vehicles:

• Of 83,342 vehicles, 69pc completed

• Of 35,940 Volkswagen, 73pc completed

• Of 18,404 Audi, 71pc completed

• Of 4,363 SEAT, 72pc completed

• Of 16,189 Skoda, 65pc completed

• Of 8,446 Vans, 57pc completed

The level of imports is affecting the overall average, as the Irish figures show.

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