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Volkswagen Group diesel debacle – check if your car is affected

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VW_Claim-de_4C_MFollowing the admission that around 1.1 million European Volkswagen Group vehicles could be fitted with the emissions ‘defeat’ device that was first discovered in the USA last month, the first moves have been taken to advise car owners as to whether their vehicle is affected.

Each of the four brands – Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Skoda – have set up websites that allow owners to check their VIN (vehicle identification number) against a database of known cars that are fitted with the ‘defeat’ device to the EA189 diesel engine. Each of the brands plan to recall the vehicles and gradually upgrade them, beginning in January 2016, but as yet little is known about what the modifications entail.

Audi owners should visit this website: click here

SEAT owners need to visit this website: click here

Skoda owners visit this site: click here

Volkswagen owners visit this website: click here

It should be emphasised that this piece of software, known as a defeat device, is not dangerous and is not a safety issue. Owners should continue to drive their cars until more information is known. The latest TDI Euro-6 emissions compliant cars are not affected, and the same for petrol powered vehicles. As more news is released, Diesel Car will have all the latest updates.

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  1. “this piece of software, known as a defeat device, is not dangerous and is not a safety issue. Owners should continue to drive their cars until more information is known”

    It is a safety issue!

    The VW diesels are spewing out 10 to 40 times the legal limit of Nox toxic gases in the trail of their exhaust gas.

    Nox kills people!

    The emission standards are to safeguard public health, obviously public health has been missing from the VW corporate thinking for at least 7 years.

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