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Exhaust gas scandal at Volkswagen : VW admits irregularities in the new exhaust Software

The automotive group, VW does not come out of the negative headlines. This Time it went to the Instrument, with the diesel scandal from VW point of view, actually, was to be completed the Software Updates. VW have stated in internal quality control of the Software Updates for Diesel with 1.2 Liter engines of the type EA 189 "abnormalities", the largest German car manufacturer on Sunday. You have informed the relevant authorities such as the Federal motor transport authority "immediately". For January dates had been agreed on, "to drive the further examination and analysis together with high-pressure." The ongoing Updates for the affected models will be temporarily suspended until the company FEV has developed the Updates in the order of VW, has supplied more information.

The Federal transport Ministry announced on Sunday on request only: The Problem is known, the process is in testing at the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt.

"BAMS": illegal defeat devices

According to information from the "Bild am Sonntag" is to assume that experts at the force travel Federal office by an improper shutdown facility. Spicy: These so-called Defeat Devices were the trigger for the diesel-gate scandal. A Volkswagen spokesman rejected to the daily mirror these allegations, however. "We still do not know what exactly is going on," said the spokesman. Whether manipulations are in the game, one cannot say. It was, therefore, currently unclear, what are the consequences - whether customers need to re-in the workshops, or whether nothing will be done.

32.000 cars affected

Specifically, it is a 1.2-litre Diesel engines of the type EA 189. In Germany 32.000 Polo, Golf, are affected to a Seat, or Skoda-models-worldwide, there are 500,000. Compared with all of the recalls, the need to work on VW in Germany alone, this is a comparatively small part of it. In Germany, Volkswagen needs to convert a total of 2.5 million Diesel, international, there are 10.2 million cars. It is possible that the Software Updates of other engines abnormalities included? You don't go out at present, emphasized the VW speakers and refers to the fact that in Germany 98% of all the Diesel had now received an Update. So far we have found no irregularities.

consumer advocates are calling for Hardware-upgrades

consumer advocates see it, however, is your distrust of VW confirmed. The handling, the VW, with its customer care, was a "scandal", - said the head of the Federal Association of consumer centres, Klaus Müller, the daily mirror. "Consumers have to unfortunately learn the hard way what has so far means for the Volkswagen group for immediate Action: We have seen that VW delayed, obfuscated, and only the already well-Known to admit." In view of the now, of VW, added abnormalities in the case of Software Updates, Muller calls for a free Hardware retrofit for engineered Diesel. To cheat "when you Update a cheat soft ware repeatedly that surpasses anything Imaginable," criticized Müller the crisis management of the group. "We need free hardware retrofitting with guarantees and we are consumer advocates on the judicial examination of the patterns of action," said Müller. The pattern for a declaratory judgment, the VZBV have already had more than 200,000 Affected.

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