Volkswagen on track to modify Dieselgate cars

By CARSIFU | 19 February 2016

WOLFSBURG: Volkswagen has completed modification of over half of the first wave of vehicles affected in the Dieselgate scandal in Germany.

New engine control software has been installed in some 4,300 Volkswagen Amarok.

The vehicles now meet the limits required to comply with the EU5 emissions standard.

In December 2015, the Volkswagen Group presented solutions to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority for the EA189 engines affected in the Dieselgate scandal.

Volkswagen began implementing the solutions at the end of January for engines with a capacity of 2.0 liters.

Over the next few months, the solutions will also be implemented on 1.2 and 1.6-litre engines.

Volkswagen started with the Amarok at the end of January.

The Volkswagen Passat with the affected 2.0-litre engines will follow in March.

Modification of the 1.2-litre engines is due for the end of the second quarter.

Completing the recall, the measures for vehicles with a 1.6-litre engine will be carried out in the third quarter of 2016.

A software update is planned for the 1.2-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre EA189 engines.