370 thousand Volkswagen Polo with diesel engines recall in Germany

370 thousand Volkswagen Polo with diesel engines recall in Germany

January 20, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In Europe, they want to withdraw 370,000 Volkswagen cars due to the fact that they emit more harmful substances into the atmosphere than officially stated, reports the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. German authorities are now conducting an investigation.

An investigation into Volkswagen vehicles is being conducted by the German Federal Highway Administration (KBA). We are talking about cars with a 1.2 liter diesel engine (among them the popular VW Polo). It is assumed that their updated software hides the current level of emissions of harmful substances.

In 2015, in the United States, Volkswagen was exposed in the fact that illegal diesel software was installed on its diesel engines to hide the real level of CO2 emissions. Emissions were underestimated. As a result, the German auto giant recalled a huge number of cars and paid billions of dollars in fines and compensation.

In 2016, Volkswagen said that their cars with a 1.2 liter engine no longer have illegal software. If the KBA investigation gives a positive result, then the VW bosses will be very difficult. In Europe, due to this, 370,000 Volkswagen vehicles can be recalled.

According to the Ministry of Transport of Germany, the KBA investigation has not yet been completed. Volkswagen has not commented on this information yet.