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Germany's Transport Authority Approves Volkswagen's Fix For 1.2 TDI Engines

The German Federal Motor Authority has approved the repair proposal made by the Volkswagen Group for its 1.2-liter TDI engines.
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Through the approval of the refurbishment plan, Volkswagen will be able to fix all of the 460,000 vehicles it sold with the 1.2-liter TDI engine fitted with a “defeat device.” The German brand and its subsidiaries that have been lent the engine have already begun to contact the respective owners of the vehicles.

The repair consists of a software update, which would bring the EA189 1.2-liter TDI engines back to specification. Volkswagen has sent letters to the last known addresses of the owners of the affected vehicles.

Owners are asked to contact the nearest dealers of the brand that sold them a car with a 1.2-liter TDI engine of the EA189 series to schedule a repair as soon as it is available.

The KBA, Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, has confirmed that the modifications proposed by Volkswagen do not affect fuel economy, fuel consumption, performance, or noise emissions for the vehicles that have the 1.2-liter TDI engine affected by Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal.

The organization has made the same affirmations regarding all the other Volkswagen Group-designed engines that were affected by Dieselgate and had received approved repair proposals.

Evidently, the NOx emissions of these will drop to the values specified by the automaker upon homologation. Users of the affected vehicles can drive them without any restrictions on public roads until they get repaired.

Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, and their partners that have employed this engine will gradually contact all of the customers of the affected cars so that they can repair the emission control devices on these units.

Volkswagen’s Dieselgate is far from over, even with the latest fix approval, which is meant to repair the smallest engine capacity that has been affected by the cheating scandal operated by the German corporation.

To end this once and for all, Volkswagen will have to fix all of the affected cars, determine the persons responsible for the entire scheme, and pay whatever fines it will receive in the states where it sold cars with “defeat devices.”

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