Volkswagen starts technical modification of Golfs

The Volkswagen passenger car brand is starting the technical modification of vehicles affected with engine type EA 189.

The first model that customers soon be able to make a service appointment for is the Golf TDI Blue Motion Technology (BMT ) with a 2.0l engine. In Europe, around 15,000 Golf cars affected with a manual gearbox are being called in to workshops. Volkswagen says that further passenger car brand models will follow shortly in the recall process. VW says that in the development of the technical measures, customer-friendly solutions have top priority.

This is why recall of the vehicles concerned will be staggered in several groups for the workshop, to ensure efficient implementation of the modifications. Following examination and confirmation by the KBA (Federal Motor Transport Authority ), Volkswagen says that all customers affected have already received a first letter informing them about the recall measure. In a further letter at a later point in time the vehicle owners will be asked to make a workshop appointment with a Volkswagen dealer of their choice.

Volkswagen Ireland says that this letter will shortly be sent to all owners of Golf 2.0l TDI BMT models. In close coordination with the Federal Motor Transport Authority, it is Volkswagen’s declared aim that the technical solution will not result in any changes to the fuel consumption levels, performance data, or noise emissions of the vehicles concerned. For the Golf 2.0l TDI BMT the KBA has confirmed that this objective has been achieved in full.

Volkswagen claims that it is working at full speed to implement the technical solutions and will rectify all vehicles affected by the NOx issue. This will be done in close co-ordination with the responsible authorities. In Europe, Volkswagen is exercising its right as a manufacturer to remedy defects. Volkswagen says that their customers will not incur any costs as a result of these technical measures.

Furthermore, as part of the recall process, all customers will be offered appropriate replacement mobility options free of charge. Over and above this, the vehicles affected are technically safe and roadworthy. They can be driven on roads without any limitations until the modifications are implemented.

The implementation of the necessary technical measures is being carried out throughout Europe in accordance with a timetable and action plan co-ordinated with the Federal Motor Transport Authority.



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