German automaker, Volkswagen has detailed the fixes which will bring the dieselgate affected engines in line with current emission regulations. These have been presented to the KBA Authority in Germany to be ratified prior to being offered to the public.
VW Group states that this procedure is not time consuming and after implementation of technical measures, the vehicles will comply with the applicable emissions standards.
While detailing methodology to be used to remove the defeat device software, VW has stated that in the EA 189 1.6 liter diesel engine a new flow transformer to calm air flow around the air mass sensor will be fitted. This sensor will measure air mass, regulate internal combustion and software will be updated. This fix will take less than one hour. In the EA 189 2.0 liter diesel engine only a software update is required taking less than half an hour.
VW Group has also admitted that 3.0 liter V6 engines are affected by the cheating scandal which will affect a further 85,000 vehicles. It has been confirmed that fixes for EA 189 2.0 liter engines will be approved in January/February 2016 while fixes for the EA 189 1.2 liter engines could be delayed to April/May next year and fixes for EA 189 1.6 liter engines will be approved sometime towards the end of 2016.