Volkswagen is recalling 3,877 units of the Vento in India that were found to be exceeding Carbon Monoxide (CO) emission limits set by the ARAI.
The 3,877 units of the Vento sedan that the German carmaker is recalling use the 1.5-litre diesel engine and the 5-speed manual gearbox. VW has also stopped the sales of Diesel Vento's using the manual gearbox with immediate effect.
Volkswagen is currently analysing the issue with the engine and gearbox combination and propose technical measures to ARAI to solve the issue at the earliest.
Once the carmaker gets approval from the ARAI for the technical measures that will fix the CO emissions issues, it will implement them and restart production and sales of the affected vehicles.
Volkswagen claims that the issue only affects the manual gearbox version of Vento with 1.5-litre diesel engine and is not connected to the global emissions scandal.
The company claims that the automatic gearbox version of the Vento diesel and all diesel versions of the Polo hatchback are not affected by the CO emissions issue.