According to a recent report by AutoCar India, Volkswagen India has presented a voluntary recall for a total of 3,23,700 cars in India. These include 1,98,500 Volkswagen cars, 88,700 Skoda’s and 36,500 Audi’s. The EA 189 engine family cars were found cheating on the emission norms of various countries in the world. India also comes in the list of affected countries with the use of 1.2 L, 1.5L, 1.6 L and 2.0 L engines from the same family.
Volkswagen has listed the steps to be taken as a measure to the existing problem and once they get an approval from ARAI & Ministry of Heavy Industries, they will follow those steps for the same. The changes would be made free of cost and Volkswagen confirms that they software does not alter the safety of the car in any manner.
The recall by the Volkswagen group is the biggest ever recall of cars in India. All around the world, a total of 11 million vehicles are affected from the emission cheating scandal. Volkswagen says that 2.0 L engine would require a software update for the correction whereas the 1.6 and 1.5 L engines would need an additional filter with the software update. No correction medium for the 1.2 L engine has been found yet.