Volkswagen releases action plan to fix 'rigged' TDI models

Volkswagen releases action plan to fix 'rigged' TDI models image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Volkswagen | posted September 30, 2015 12:11

Five million Volkswagen passenger vehicles will have to be corrected

The embattled auto giant has just released the first details about its action plan to refit affected TDI vehicles to comply with emission standards.

Firstly, customers that have 'rigged' models will be contacted about their car and that it will be fixed in the near future. Volkswagen added that all cars fitted with the 'defeat device' are roadworthy and are technically safe, apart from having false emission ratings.

The company's exact measure/s on how to mend the engines were not yet fully revealed however as Volkswagen will still has to submit the technical solutions to the authorities by the end of October. In light of this, the customers will be kept up-to-date over the coming weeks and months regarding the necessary fix.

Moreover, the automaker also announced that a service procedure will be required for some 5 million passenger vehicles under Volkswagen itself (11M vehicles worldwide under Volkswagen AG). Certain variants and model years of the sixth-generation Golf, seventh-generation Passat and the first-generation Tiguan will become part of the recall and service.

All models and vehicles that comply with Euro 6 Standard emissions are again, not fitted with the illegal defeat device.