Volkswagen to Recall 1,950 Diesel Vehicles in China

Volkswagen to Recall 1,950 Diesel Vehicles in China

German carmaker Volkswagen AG announced that it will recall 1,950 diesel vehicles in China that were affected in the emission scandal that has hit the company recently. The company will correct the defeat device software that allowed its vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.

Volkswagen on Monday said in a statement that the recall will be applied to 1,946 Tiguan sport utility vehicles and four Passat B6 sedans equipped with the four-cylinder Type EA 189 diesel engine.

A Sunday report by the BBC said that the European Investment Bank (EIB) could recall a loan it gave to Volkswagen for the development of low emissions engines, amid the scandal.

EIB President Werner Hoyer, said, “The EIB could have taken a hit [from the emissions scandal] because we have to fulfill certain climate targets with our loans”.

China’s quality watchdog, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), said that it was highly concerned about the mechanism, according to Reuters.

The AQSIQ did not mention what step it will be taking, but country’s environmental ministry said that it would begin an investigation against Volkswagen.

As per reports, almost 11 million Volkswagen cars worldwide are equipped with the software, which cheated on pollution controls when vehicles went through emissions tests, and showed a false reading.

The company said on Monday in a statement that it sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused to its customers. The company also assured that it will do everything possible to regain back the trust and will take care of concerns, according to AP.


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