The engines TDI CR family EA189 is homologaron to meet the Euro 5 standard, even though that was done with traps. Time after you uncover the scandal, have been approved in Germany technical measures that reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to the atmosphere, with the approval of the certifying authority, the KBA.
Are called to review the 1.2 TDI CR, 1.6 TDI CR, 2.0 TDI CR
The campaign review began by vehicles with engines 2.0 TDI CR, after the 1.2 TDI CR, and soon will be the owners of the 1.6 TDI CR. In the first two cases all it takes is a reprogramming of the ecu, a half-hour of work, and in 1.6 there will be to insert a filter at the intake in addition to the reprogramming.
According to the KBA, which is the one who authorizes the approvals of Volkswagen, the modifications on engines will not increase consumption, or will lose benefits. Only in the case of the 1.6 TDI mechanics have to stain lightly the hands, and is a modification reversible. Until here, all good.
once you have gone through an official service Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT or Skoda, the engine will look like a label control, and also will be recorded in the book of maintenance. That way you will be able to prove that the car in question has passed the campaign of revision. It is estimated that there are approximately 700,000 people affected in Spain.
Is it mandatory? For the manufacturer, to the customer is not
DGT advised to bring the car to workshop. There is a good reason, and that is that in the future there may be problems passing the ITV or sell the vehicle if you continue to have the ecu trickery. In the end, that car would not be meeting the conditions for circulation, a problem that does not exist today. Is a recommendation, but is not mandatory.
on the other hand, the campaign of review could not be eternal, and after a time the client would have to pay out of pocket for the modification. Right now there is no cost to the client, and during the half-hour or hour-long intervention, Volkswagen and its brands have been planned to ensure the mobility of the interested parties.
The engines 1.6 TDI will receive an air filter in the intake to improve the function of a probe that measures the mass of air
The most important reason to take the car to the workshop is to reduce NOx emissions. These gases are responsible for a good number of respiratory diseases, as well as the generation of ozone in lower layers of the atmosphere (troposphere), which is poisonous. Not that it’s a problem of ecology, but public health.
owners will be able to argue that what they are going to bring their cars, if they work perfectly. The NOx are not, until they are concentrated in a sufficient degree in the same area. The “berets” of pollution that you see in cities are generated as well, technically speaking it is called smog photochemical. Its appearance is not synonymous with anything good. Each grain of sand helps to create a mountain.
Many homeowners are waiting to know what happens once the cars have been revised. I have not been able to find a reliable source that says that the cars have gone to consume more diesel fuel, or that are less trusted, or that you walk less than before. The client shouldn’t notice any difference, and finding it, would have to win in a trial.
legal Sources indicate that it is important to retain all documentation for the future, including the letters received from the manufacturer. Unlike the united States, Volkswagen and its brands are not going to pay voluntarily any compensation to the clients, what is earned will have to be in the courts.
Legálitas recommended not to repair the cars without a covering before the backs
diesel engines are under a great deal of hostility in the media for its level of pollution, much higher than expected, and over time these cars will be having more problems to circulate or park in certain areas, such as the inner ring of the M-30. those Who do not pass by the workshop could have problems in the future, and perhaps cost them money.
There are several platforms affected where you can request advice, as well as joining claims collective in the courts at a much lower cost than going for free, as in the OCU, FACUA or APROVEDI. In July, the FIA conducted tests in collaboration with the autoclubes european ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V), TCS (, Touring Club Suisse), and OEAMTC, and found no significant differences before and after the upgrade.