Approximately 800,000 more Volkswagen vehicles worldwide are possibly emitting higher CO2 levels than stated.
The German automaker has admitted that it has found “inconsistencies” when examining carbon dioxide emission levels on other vehicles and engines in various Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda models that use a 1.4-, 1.6- or 2.0-liter diesel engine built in 2012 or later. Those models include the Volkswagen Golf, Polo, Passat, Audi A1 and A3, Seat Ibiza and Skoda Octavia. Also affected is the 1.4-liter ACT gasoline engine used in the Volkswagen Polo that has cylinder on demand technology.
According to the automaker, the fuel efficiency deviations in some cases were between 10 to 15 percent.
Although this particular issue mainly affects vehicles in Europe, the company is not ruling out that cars in the U.S. are also affected. The issue however, is not a technical one and a recall will not be conducted.
The discovery was made as part of an internal investigation after Volkswagen admitted to cheating on EPA diesel emissions tests in September, affecting up to 11-million diesel engines globally. This finding is also different than the recent statement EPA released saying that Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines are also equipped with a defeat device.
[Source: Automotive News]
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