Volkswagen Receives Approval Of Dieselgate Fix For 1.1 Million 2.0 TDI Engines

Volkswagen has announced it has received approval from the German Transport Authority, the KBA, to fix another 1.1 million vehicles. Obviously, this is a fix for the Dieselgate situation, caused by Volkswagen’s employees that decided to cheat in emission tests with a “defeat device.”
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Almost 11 million vehicles have been sold with various software tricks in their ECUs, designed specifically to identify the moment of an emission test and then proceed with operating the engine on a “clean” injection map, a different one that what it would use when driving on the road.

The latest news from the Wolfsburg company refers to an extra 1.1 million vehicles manufactured by the Volkswagen Group with an EA 189 2.0-liter TDI engine, which will receive a fix for their Dieselgate-related issues once the owners will visit authorized dealers.

The KBA, Germany’s Federal Transport Authority, has approved the modifications proposed by Volkswagen to repair these engines so that they will comply with ongoing emission regulations.

As previously explained, the KBA did not support of proposed fixes that would potentially lead to a decrease in performance or fuel economy, so the repairs performed by Volkswagen should have no effect on these factors.

Since the beginning of this year, 2.5 million vehicles manufactured by the Volkswagen Group have engines which have received approval from the Government to be fixed by Volkswagen’s authorized dealers.

The latest round of vehicles fitted with “defeat devices” includes models like the Volkswagen Caddy and Tiguan, as well as the Golf and Passat passenger cars. Furthermore, Audi’s models equipped with 2.0-liter EA189 TDI engines will also be fixed, as well as equivalent Seat and Skoda models, wherever applicable.

Known owners of the affected vehicles were first contacted by mail to inform them that the cars will have to be repaired, and they will receive another letter once the fix is available and approved for their particular engine type. The second letter also includes an invitation to call an authorized Volkswagen dealer to arrange a free service appointment to remove the cheating device.
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