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Volkswagen AG reveals action plan to tackle Dieselgate

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Volkswagen CEO Matthias Muller who has recently taken over from former CEO Martin Winterkorn has announced biggest recall in company history.

Muller plans to refit customer’s vehicles affected by the emission cheating scandal. Speaking to about 1,000 top company managers at the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, Muller stated that plans were being made to recall up to 11 million cars which include all affected diesel models.

Volkswagen AG will commence contacting owners of these models fitted with the illegal software code asking them to bring in their vehicles for rectifications while authorities will be briefed on how these technical glitches are to be set right.

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Total number of cars affected by this illegal software, is around 11 million units. Audi has confirmed 2.1 million affected units while Skoda confirms 1.2 million units along with 700,000 units from Seat. Out of the 11 million affected cars, 5 million are with the VW badge while the others are light commercial vehicles.

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Sixth generation Volkswagen Golf, seventh generation Volkswagen Passat and first generation Volkswagen Tiguan are all fitted with type EA 189 diesel engines while VW passenger cars that include the current Golf, Passat and Touran models that comply with EU6 norms are not part of the Volkswagen recall.


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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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