The solution to the emissions issue, the serious issue of Volkswagen, which was uncovered in September, is going slower than expected. More than 50,000 vehicles have already been repaired, but many are still pending the certification that has to issue the German authority, the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), to approve the envisaged solution that will allow affected vehicles to circulate in compliance with the relevant type approval. Today it was just announced that three models have already received the approval of the KBA: Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen CC and Volkswagen EOS. These three models, Volkswagen Passat, CC and EOS equipped with the engine 2.0 TDI, will begin to be reviewed immediately.
This repair involves reviewing a total of 800,000 cars, all of them equipped with the engine 2.0 TDI EA 189, and whose powers range between 110 and 140 HP.
What solution has been provided? The solution for these motors will be the one that a priori seems simple, a reprogramming of the software which will remove the code “malignant” and that will make the functioning of the systems anti-pollution improvements to keep the emissions of NOx within the legal limits.
can Affect the performance of the car? According to Volkswagen, and the KBA has approved the solution, should not be affected neither the consumption nor the benefits, nor the sound of the engine.
How you will proceed to the call to review? At this point, the customers of Volkswagen models Passat, CC and EOS and engine 2.0 TDI affected, should have been advised of your situation. The next step will be to contact them again to arrange an appointment with the workshop and proceeding to the resolution of the problem, which of course will not entail expense to the any to the client.
In terms of the rest of the affected models, Volkswagen ensures that very soon there will be solution for the rest of the models equipped with the engine 2.0 TDI. It also warns that the equipped with engine 1.2 TDI EA 189, which at these dates should already be being repaired, you will have to wait, because the solution is delaying more than expected.