Volkswagen Receives Approval in Germany for Diesel Fix

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Volkswagen Receives Approval in Germany for Diesel Fix

Volkswagen has received approval for a software solution that will fix more than 800,000 diesel vehicles in Germany.

Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved the technical solutions for the Volkswagen Passat, CC and Eos models equipped with a 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine and affected owners in Germany will receive letters from Volkswagen so they can arrange a service appointment. The approval is a continuation of the retrofit campaign for affected vehicles started by the German automaker earlier this year. According to Volkswagen, the retrofit will make sure all cars will meet legal requirements and the KBA has also “confirmed unequivocally that the technical solutions for these models will not result in any changes to the fuel consumption, performance or noise emissions of the vehicle concerned.”

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The company remains adamant that it is working at full speed to implement the technical solutions so that it can rectify all vehicles that are emitting more NOx than is legal.

Owners with a 1.2-liter TDI engine will have to wait a bit longer, as Volkswagen confirmed that recall campaign will be delayed. It was initially planned to launch in the second quarter of 2016.

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  • Mythblaster

    Full disclosure… I’ve owned five diesel Rabbits or Jettas since 1985 – my current 2014 Jetta has 423,000 miles, so I’m a bona fide VW diesel fanatic. But as much as I want to believe there’s a solution to this mess, I can’t.

    If diesel engineers are able to create a fix that preserves performance AND fuel economy, why implement a defeat device in the first place? Even if the fix was available years ago, but the cost was too high to implement, NO ONE can be so stupid as to think their lie wouldn’t be discovered and ultimately cost far more through loss of confidence, loyalty and trust.

    If the cars will pass emissions tests after the fix is implemented, I’d keep it but accept the performance claim with a grain (or block) of salt, along with an appropriate rebate check (something in the $10K range).

  • Rickers

    I’m not sure we can trust the German govt here.

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