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Old 15th September 2017, 16:15   #301
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The only thing is the chance of human error, followed by "This update cannot be undone."
+1. This was the one that I was worried most about - the service guy hooking up the car to their system and accidentally performing the update which later could not be undone!

I had asked the same doubt to the service manager and he told that this is something that cannot be accidentally done and if it is clearly indicated in the job card not to perform the update, the service guy will not do this.
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Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 (around Rs 2.50 crore) by a US District Court for his role in the emission scandal.
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Schmidt is the second Volkswagen employee to be sentenced to prison in the USA for his role in the scandal. In August, James Liang, VWs former head of diesel competence, was sentenced to 40 months in prison and fined $200,000 (around Rs 1.30 crore).
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This should act as a deterrent to any employee of any company who even have a passing thought of supporting something like this ever again.
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NGT summons ARAI director to explain about test on Volkswagen.

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To evaluate the worth of the said report of ARAI dated October 30, 2015, it is necessary to get certain inputs from the Director of ARAI, Pune. We therefore direct Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, ARAI to remain present before us on the next date with all the factual and technical inputs regarding the examination and testing carried out by ARAI

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It would be interesting to know what ARAI has to say. As far as I know, the American / Euro and Bharath emission norms are quite different. For instance, the driving cycle test is different as well. I wouldn't be surprised if the VW cars meet the Bharath norms though they may have failed the norms in other parts of the world. In that case, would be even more interesting to know if VW would "undo" the changes that they made on the Indian cars through their service centers.
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I came across a post on Facebook where a user claimed that VW has issues a software update for the 1.5 TDI engines which has improved performance. He said that he has got the update done on his car but there is no further information on this.

Could it be that VW has got a software update for the diesel engines with rectifies the power loss problem post the diesel gate software update?

Anyone aware of this software update?
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I came across a post on Facebook where a user claimed that VW has issues a software update for the 1.5 TDI engines which has improved performance. He said that he has got the update done on his car but there is no further information on this.

Could it be that VW has got a software update for the diesel engines with rectifies the power loss problem post the diesel gate software update?

Anyone aware of this software update?
Wasn't this only for the 1.6 TDi engines. I thought the 1.5 was safe.

I've always specifically rejected the update whenever I take the car for servicing. I just can't live without the fun torque on tap. Sorry environment.
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Wasn't this only for the 1.6 TDi engines. I thought the 1.5 was safe.



I've always specifically rejected the update whenever I take the car for servicing. I just can't live without the fun torque on tap. Sorry environment.

Well I am not sure on whether the 1.6 diesel engines were the only ones affected by the diesel gate issue. I have the Jetta TDI which is updated with the diesel gate software so hoping that if they have come up with a possible software update to rectify the power loss issue for the 1.5 diesels, they should soon come up with one for the 2.0 diesels too.
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