Volkswagen Under Pressure As Only One In Ten Cars Affected By Emission Scandal Fixed

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Volkswagen has fixed only one in ten cars affected by the emission scandal in the UK. Nearly 1.2 million vehicles fitted with the software to cheat emission tests were to be fixed; however, Volkswagen has run short of the target to fix it within a year.

Figures released by the company reveals only 110,000 vehicles in the UK have been fixed which is just 10 percent of the affected cars. MPs from the UK are not impressed with the remedial action by Volkswagen calling in "simply unacceptable".

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The scandal broke out in September 2015 when US regulators told Volkswagen to recall 482,000 cars after finding out the cars were fitted with the cheat device. The software was used to make the car look more greener than it actually was.

The software would allow cars to release lesser smog-causing pollutants while testing the cars than when in real-world driving conditions. The affected models included Volkswagen cars as well as Skoda, Audi, Seat and the commercial vehicles of VW. The sales of Volkswagen cars has fallen in the UK and other countries after the scandal broke out.

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Story first published: Monday, September 19, 2016, 11:36 [IST]
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