Volkswagen Dieselgate Fix for 2.0-Liter Engines Gets Green Light from German Regulators

By Paul Riegler on 6 June 2016
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DSC_0597The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, approved Volkswagen’s technical solution to put its 2.0-liter TDI engines into compliance with current emissions standards. The engines were originally equipped with software that allowed them to pass emissions tests but pollute more when in use on the road.

The fix includes a software update and is destined for over 800,000 VW Passat, CC, and Eos vehicles powered by the EA 189 engine.

Volkswagen will be notifying owners of the recall and is asking them to make an appointment with an authorized dealer for the repair work.

The update will not impact fuel economy or performance, the Wolfsburg-based automaker said.

VW also said it is delaying the recall campaign for diesel-powered cars with the 1.2-liter EA 189 engine although it did not provide the reason for the change in schedule. It was initially slated to begin in the second quarter of 2016.

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