VW has received approval from German regulators to recall 460,000 units of the 1.2-litre TDI engines as part of the amends for the Volkswagen Emission Scandal which broke out in September 2015 .
Volkswagen has started recalling its cars with the 1.2-litre diesel engine globally, the numbers which amount to almost 460,000 units being recalled. The Company has got approval from Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority to recall all cars carrying the 1.2-litre TDI engine for remedial work to be implemented as part of making amends to the emission scandal which broke out in September 2015.
The 1.2-litre engines, designated as the EA189, can be found in smaller VW cars. These include the Volkswagen Polo, as well as the Skoda Fabia and Seat Ibiza, of which 18,018 British-based VW Polo cars will be recalled, while the numbers of the Skoda Fabia and the Ibiza to be recalled are yet to be confirmed. Volkswagen will get in touch with the owners of such affected vehicles via letter, asking them to take their cars to a local dealer who will update their software without charge.
This is the latest engine to be cleared to undergo corrective work. Previous recalls include the 2.0 TDI engines from those in the Passat and Passat CC, the Amarok pick-up and the Golf Bluemotion. We can also be sure that Volkswagen will recall the 1.6-litre TDI engine in the future once the KBA approves all the proposed hardware and software fixes.
The KBA has confirmed that the latest software updates will won’t affect fuel consumption levels, performance or noise. Volkswagen also confirmed that all affected vehicles are still safe to drive before the update and can be used before a dealer appointment. Owners can make an appointment with the dealership for the completion of the work which will take anywhere between 30 – 60 minutes.
The Volkswagen Emission Scandal broke out in September 2015 when VW admitted to using software technologies to cheat emission tests. The company was hoping to fix all the 11 Million affected cars by the end of this year, but now they have said that the recalls will go on till 2017.
Source – Autocar India