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Audi has admitted that another 60,000 vehicles are being recalled following further probes into so-called “defeat devices” being fitted into more vehicles than previously confirmed.
The models reportedly affected are the Audi A6 and the Audi A7 that are fitted with a particular type of diesel engine. Germany’s KBA previously requested a hearing because of suspicions more models were fitted with illegal defeat devices.
The news of the wider Audi recall will no doubt increase the pressure of the headache that parent company Volkswagen has been suffering since the breaking of the “dieselgate” scandal we’re taking action on.
It has been over two years since Volkswagen admitted to fitting devices into their vehicles since 2009 that can be clearly defined as so-called “defeat devices”. Instead of compensating the customers that we say have been lied to and cheated, the major car maker pledged to apply “technical measures” to the 1.2 million vehicles carrying the alleged “defeat devices” in the U.K. that allow vehicles to emit excessive levels of harmful NOx pollution.
However, the Head of the Environmental Audit Committee, Mary Creagh MP, has reviewed the number of corrective measures carried out and it seems that the “fixes” have “stalled”.
Owners who refuse to undertake VW’s emissions “fix” software update in Germany are to be deregistered, according to new reports.
The German automaker who are denying liability for wrongdoing in Europe has recalled approximately 11 million vehicles worldwide… VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda models with 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0 EA 189 diesel engines manufactured between 2009 and 2015.
The emissions “fix” is there to apparently resolve the crisis. Now, fresh reports state that those affected owners who refuse it are to be deregistered.
The media has been swamped with press releases surrounding the VW scandal across the world. A lot of the spotlight has been on the U.S. given the intensity of fines and criminal charges, and the recent compensation pay-outs to consumers.
Today the spotlight goes down under where VW Australia has allegedly pressured their owners to sign waivers in relation to the affected vehicles.
“The VW software fix that could damage the engines further” – The European Commission has claimed that the software update puts more “stress” on the vehicles’ engines
And we agree!
VW’s nightmare continues – there is no smoke without fire.
The German manufacturers are forced to defend themselves after the European Commission claimed that its recent software fix on the affected vehicles could actually further damage the vehicles’ engines.
We’re acting for thousands of clients affected by the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal, and we can tell you now that there is a disturbing trend where recalled vehicles are having problems.
This is exactly what we feared; and suspected.
Autumn 2017: the date where all affected vehicles from the car emissions scandal will be fixed, Volkswagen pledges
VW has given an undertaking that all 8.5 million (1.2 million in the U.K.) vehicles will be fixed by Autumn of 2017.
With the delays and problems so far though, we’re not holding our breath!
Since the scandal unravelled last year, VW has only fixed a handful of affected vehicles, and the recalls have been put back through technical difficulties and issues with getting fixes approved. All evidence still points toward the fact that there will be issues post-recall, which may be the reason for the slow progress.
Yet again, Volkswagen have come under fire in the public limelight off the back of the ongoing emissions scandal.
Since the scandal first arose in September 2015, there has been non-stop bad publicity, which is about to get worse again as figures that were released from VW have shown that only one in ten vehicles have been fixed within the year.
Volkswagen have had some serious issues trying to sort the recall out, and these problems keep coming back to haunt them.
It’s not getting any easier for the Volkswagen Group…
We already act for thousands of UK victims of the scandal, and we already have reports from experts, and from our own clients, about the adverse affects that the recall is having, and is going to have, on vehicles.
The latest reports from Italian consumer group Altroconsumo are even more damning – their testing revealed that the fix for the Q5 actually INCREASED NOx emissions by 25%!
Audi vehicles are already being brought in, but we are now advised that Volkswagen have been given the go ahead for the recall fixes for 2L Passat, CC, and Eos models by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority.
That equates to 800,000 of the 11 million worldwide!
There is still a long way to go, and concerns over how well fixes will work on other models remains an ongoing issue.
We have already received reports confirming that the recall will have an adverse impact on the performance of a vehicle once the recall has been completed. The Volkswagen group are telling us that there will be no changes to the performance or fuel economy of the vehicle, but we’re being told an entirely different tale by experts and by the few who have had the recall done so far.
The evidence appears damning, and it all points toward yet another possible misrepresentation as we’re finding out that it’s nigh impossible to conduct the recall without adversely impacting vehicles.