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Monday, 6 June 2016

VW receives approval for fixes on more than 800,000 cars | Reuters

Reuters  reports that VW has been given approval by regulators for fixes on more than 800,000 cars out of the 8.5 million in Europe that require attention. This means that recalls can begin in earnest - so far only about 50,000 cars have been dealt with.

The KBA has approved fixes for Passat, CC and Eos models with 2.0 litre TDI EA 189 engines, the manufacturer announced on Friday. It also said that software updates on the affected 1.2-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre vehicles, as well as hardware fixes for about a third of the affected cars, would be completed by the end of the year.

Reuters say that the KBA had been worried that the proposed fix would increase consumption for the Passat, but it now seems satisfied that fuel consumption will not increase. Performance and noise levels will also be unchanged. Modifications for other 2.0 litre models should now be approved in the  near future, but recalls of 1.2 litre cars are being delayed.

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