Volkswagen officially announces diesel fix should be revealed next month

Volkswagen’s really working around the clock to try and control the damage of their “Dieselgate” scandal and officially announced that a “fix” should be revealed sometime this month.

The fix would apply to all of the cars under Volkswagen’s portfolios, powered and affected by the EA 189 EU5 turbodiesel engines affected by Dieselgate, though cars powered by the newly approved EU6 diesels in Europe are not affected.

Volkswagen didn’t specify what exactly entails the fix, or how or if that would affect the cars’ performance. But the campaign is expected to commence later in the month of October, and owners should subscribe to their latest webpage specifically setup, specifically in America, to keep owners informed about the TDI scandal.

For the press statement, check it out after the jump.

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Volkswagen AG announces action plan to refit diesel vehicles with EA 189 EU5 engines

  • New vehicles with EU6 engines currently available not affected
  • Technical solutions being developed and will be presented to responsible authorities before end of October

Volkswagen AG is announcing its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of diesel vehicles.

In a first step, the customers affected will be informed that the emissions characteristics of their vehicles will be corrected in the near future. All vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy.

Under the action plan, Volkswagen and the other Group brands whose vehicles are affected will present the technical solutions and measures to the responsible authorities in October. Customers with these vehicles will be kept informed over the coming weeks and months. All of the Group brands affected will set up national websites to update customers on developments.

An internal evaluation on Friday established that a service procedure is required for some five million vehicles from the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand out of a total eleven million Group vehicles worldwide. These vehicles from certain models and model years (such as the sixth generation Volkswagen Golf, the seventh generation Volkswagen Passat or the first generation Volkswagen Tiguan) are fitted with Type EA 189 diesel engines.

– By: Chris Chin

 


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