Volkswagen India will begin the recall process of vehicles affected by the diesel gate scandal aka emission scandal post approval from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). The ARAI has approved the first batch of the plan to fix the emission violation.
The German company had announced back in December 2015 the largest ever recall in India following the directive from the department of heavy industries. When the company confirmed back in December 2016, it said that the first implementation of fixing the issue will be done by the first quarter of 2016 and was to continue the step-wise thereafter.
A spokesperson from the company said, "Volkswagen Group India has received the first approval for updating the first sets of cars with 2-litre and 1.5-litre EA 189 diesel engines and will initiate the (recall) activity soon. It will start within a month,"
Volkswagen has been embroiled in the emission scandal when it was found that a software revealed lower emission when tested in a lab; however, that was not the case when driven on real-world driving condition. Globally, the German company has recalled many affected cars and is compensating customers in regards to the diesel gate scandal.