Volkswagen said it will announce a recall for the 11 million vehicles affected by the diesel emissions scandal in the next few days.
The company’s new CEO, Matthias Mueller, says that VW has a “comprehensive” plan to refit the 11 million vehicles that have illegal software installed that helps them to fool emissions tests. VW will announce the specifics on the plan in “the next few days,” according to Mueller.
All vehicles fit with the group’s Euro 5 EA 189 diesel engines are affected. In the U.S., this includes the 2009 to 2015 TDI Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat and Beetle along with the 2009-2015 Audi A3.
The affected vehicles are fit with defeat devices that automatically cut down on emissions when the vehicle is being tested. During regular use, these TDI engines emit 10 to 40 times the amount of allowable NOx.
Of all the affected cars, 5 million wear a Volkswagen badge, 2.1 million are Audis, 1.2 million vehicles come from Skoda and the remaining 1.8 million are light commercial vehicles.
“We are facing a long trudge and a lot of hard work,” said Mueller. “We will only be able to make progress in steps and there will be setbacks.”
[Source: Automotive News]
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