NEW DELHI: Most of the major models sold by the VW group will be covered in the recall exercise as the spiked machines carry 1.2-litre, 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and 2litre diesel engines. The engines are derivatives of the EA189 diesel engine family where the cheating software was installed globally to buck tough emission norms and achieve higher efficiencies.
Giving details, a source within the group said that Polo, Vento, Jetta and Passat are among the vehicles from the VW stable that will be impacted. For Audi, the models where the recall will be announced included the A4 and A6 sedans and the Q3 and Q5 SUVs.For Skoda, the affected models include Fabia compact and Rapid, Laura and Superb sedans and the Yeti SUV .
The cars impacted are those that have been sold between 2008 and till the end of November this year. These are approximately 198,500 cars from VW , 88,700 cars from Skoda and 36,500 cars from Audi across the various models.
Sources said that the manufacturer will take 33-34 weeks to fix the problem. The company will then announce a batch-wise recall schedule for vehicles, indicating that car owners need not rush to the service centre immediately to get their vehicles fixed.
Recalls can also be looked at positively. A company that is taking proactive steps towards correcting the faulty parts on his own.
Petrol versions are not impacted, are they ?
buy maruti ...always best..happy as maruti long time customer. dont trust on big names.
these companies are cheating with customers. there will not be resell price for Volkswagen.
The customers are on the lost side. l paid 13 lakhs for Vento highline 1.6 liter diesel. now its only 2 years old. because of all these problems with the Volkswagen pollution scandal. The market value gone down if i plan to sell it maximum i may get 5 lakhs.
Company don't care about customer problems. We but volkswagen cars because its tough and quality made. But what is happening is not right.
@Sutheesh Krishnan - You caught it.Indirectly we will face a high loss during re sale
nooooooooooo just got a vento..
Once the cheat software is disabled the performance of these cars will show a marked deterioration. Engine power, pick up and fuel consumption figures will all suffer.
How does VW plan to compensate owners for that?