Volkswagen Starts Dieselgate Recall for Golf in Germany

By Jesse Sokolow on 28 April 2016
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2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen said Thursday it had begun to recall certain diesel-powered Golf models in the latest chapter of the Dieselgate scandal with the approval of the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt or Federal Motor Authority.

The Wolfsburg-based automaker is asking owners of 15,000 Golf TDI Blue Motion Technology with an EA 189 2.0-liter engine and standard transmission to make a service appointment.

The work to be performed under the recall will not result in lower fuel economy nor any changes in the car’s performance or noise emissions. Volkswagen will provide a service loaner at no charge while the car is in the workshop.

The company plans to initiate recalls for other models impacted by the Dieselgate scandal

Last week, in an unrelated move, German authorities called for the recall of some 630,000 diesel-powered vehicles from Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche, and Volkswagen to update their emissions controls systems. This recall calls for the engine control software to be updated because it would otherwise suppress emissions controls at low temperatures.

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