Audi India To Fix 36,500 Diesel Engines Post VW Scandal

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The Volkswagen diesel-gate scandal affected several models around the world. An issue arose with the EA 189 engine, which was fitted with a cheat device for emission tests. Now Audi India head confirms that they would rectify their models sold in the country with the same engine.

Out of the 2.1 million units sold worldwide by Audi, approximately 36,500 units were sold in India. Audi India will soon be organising a service camp that will sort the issue out with their diesel-powered engines. So far, no dates have been confirmed and we will provide them as soon as available.

Audi India officials confirm that only a software upgrade needs to be carried out. The update should not take too long and it is most likely that Audi themselves will contact vehicle owners. Stay tuned for more updates from Audi India right here.

Previously, Volkswagen India recalled over 3.24 lakh units with the EA 189 engines. Both Skoda, as well as Volkswagen vehicles sold in India, were recalled. The EA 189 diesel engine range includes 1.2-litre, 1.5-litre. 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre options.

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Story first published: Monday, May 30, 2016, 15:03 [IST]
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