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Old 18th December 2015, 13:21   #91
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Seems very silly of VW. First you put out a statement for recall of hundreds of thousands of cars in-line with scandal. Then you release another saying there is no problem with cars in India. Shows they aren't out of cheat mode yet and will go to any lengths.

They would have salvaged something if they had come out clean. But along with some willingful greased palms, they are sure to record even lower numbers henceforth.
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The National Green Tribunal has instructed Volkswagen not to sell any diesel vehicle in India fitted with the "cheat device". It has also asked the German car manufacturer to submit an undertaking in this regard.

In November, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) had investigated and found significant variations between the laboratory test figures and the actual on-road emission levels of Volkswagen cars. However, VW denied flouting any emission norm.

The company has been directed by the NGT to submit in writing that all the vehicles it will sell in India would comply with all the applicable emission norms.

The ARAI has been asked to submit its investigation report by February 4, pertaining to the said issue.

Source: The Hindu
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The National Green Tribunal has instructed Volkswagen not to sell any diesel vehicle in India fitted with the "cheat device".
How on earth it makes difference considering the difference in our emission rules,compared to global standards! With or without this device they must be meeting law of the land anyway. NGT seems looking at wrong place to solve a right problem.
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The National Green Tribunal has instructed Volkswagen not to sell any diesel vehicle in India fitted with the "cheat device". It has also asked the German car manufacturer to submit an undertaking in this regard.
Volkswagen India insists that no defeat device in its diesel cars.

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"Volkswagen (VW) has said that its diesel cars are not fitted with a 'defeat device' in India after being instructed by the green tribunal to stop selling vehicles fitted with any such equipment."

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Any update on the recall of VW/skoda/Audi cars? I havent heard anything about it from my Skoda dealer
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Any update on the recall of VW/skoda/Audi cars? I havent heard anything about it from my Skoda dealer
VW to submit its emission fix plan to ARAI by January end.

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The auto company will submit its action plan in the next two days. It will basically involve model-by-model changes that the company plans to impose,"

Once the emission action plan is submitted to ARAI, the agency will test it and validate the changes, a process that is likely to take a month's time. Then ARAI will share the findings with the ministry of heavy industries, which if convinced, will allow Volkswagen to begin recall of its vehicles.
http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes...y-end/50772611
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VW India and other emerging markets have more decision-making power now. Starting first half of this year, it will start cleaning up its act here.

The company now plans to initiate a recall programme in India to "voluntarily" upgrade all diesel cars kitted with the EA 189 engines. That will cover Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen badged cars sold from 2008 till November 2015. This is in line with its recall programme in Europe.
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Within the first half of 2016, will start recalling around 198,000 diesel vehicles. The 1.5 litre and 1.6 litre diesel engines will require a "small part to stabilize intake". This will be done "in a hassle-free manner at no extra cost to the customer".
Volkswagen is carefully rebuilding its brand and product presence in India after being hobbled by the global emission scandal that hit the company last year.

The brand is working to 'transform' itself in India and other growth markets like South Africa and Russia attacking volume segments with premium products.
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Our compact cars will be price competitive but we will never be mass market, we won't be able to cater to that
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VW Cars' Emission Levels 9 Times More Than the Limit, Says Anant Geete

Volkswagen*cars in India have been found exceed permitted emission levels by nine times, said Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete. The country's road transport ministry has thus been requested to take mandatory action against the German carmaker.

Geete said, "We've informed the transport ministry about the factual position and have referred the matter to it, saying they (VW) have violated the norms, and (it should) take action as per law."

After the VW emissions scandal first unraveled in US and Europe, India's Heavy Industries Ministry had also directed ARAI (Automotive Research Authority of India) to conduct tests since about 3.24 lakh Volkswagen cars ply on Indian roads.

While VW cars met prescribed emission level requirement under ARAI tests at factories, on-road tests revealed that the emission levels were indeed in excess of nine times. Geete said Volkswagen has been informed about the findings and that it plans to recall all the 3.24 lakh cars in India.

He further added, "Emission violation is happening on the road and not in the lab. They've accepted that they've put such a device on the car. They have said they want to call back all the cars."

Interestingly, the German carmaker continues to maintain that its cars in India have not been fitted with any defeat device since they comply with BS IV emission norms.

Source: Car & Bike

http://m.carandbike.com/news/vw-cars-emission-levels-9-times-more-than-the-limit-says-anant-geete-1278453

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Hi folks, just got to read the following article, dont know about the authenticity of this news, still thought of sharing it here:

http://overdrive.in/news/govt-of-ind...by-nine-times/

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/51025453.cms

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Should all the Small shops which gave PUC compliance certificates to VW vehicles after testing on the road also not be penalized?
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Should all the Small shops which gave PUC compliance certificates to VW vehicles after testing on the road also not be penalized?
I don't think "PUC giving shops" needs to be penalized.
As per the report

"He added that VW has accepted using a similar cheat device on the Indian models like the one used in the international models to manipulate the emissions test results."

I think it means that while conducting "PUC" testing, the cheat device will be activated giving low values.
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Not really surprising. If they can manage to flout the rules in EU, India is relatively easy.
The number of public buses running around in India constitute over 100 times emission and pollution to what those fraction number of cars are doing to the environment. In India there is a guideline and clear policy and process to flout rules. Rules comes with how to flout rules key book. Also rules are for Aam Aadmi. The poor dont own anything to worry about road rules and the rich know they can get away with anything. Look at Salman. Point is if VW emission that life threatening, India should think overall about pollution. Delhi not Chennai to me are the worst polluting cities. I am sad to say Chennai ranks high up with Delhi.
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As per the article, Volkswagen India has been all along claiming that they are clean in India.

"In December 2015, the Volkswagen Group recalled close to 3.24 lakh cars in India. In the same month, Volkswagen issued a statement claiming that it had not used any defeat device in its cars in India"

Not sure why Volkswagen doesn't come out clean and just wants to play the "wait and watch" game!

If people so far haven't been, then they should at least now be very wary of Volkswagen's way of doing things!

Possibly be a related point - a good acquaintance of mine, just bought a 2nd hand Vento Diesel (Comfortline) for 7.2L, which is less than 2 years old with only 4 digits on the odo. The new one costs 12+L on road today, so a 40+ % depreciation! Is that an indication?

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I think it means that while conducting "PUC" testing, the cheat device will be activated giving low values.
The cheat device works only when the wheels are moving, engine is running but there is no steering movement. This can happen only on a test best or a dyno. This scenario cant happen in a road side PUC kendra, as the wheels wont be rotating!
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Default Re: Official: Volkswagen recalls 3.24 lakh cars in India over emissions fraud

Also there is a massive recall for airbags in the US. Takata Air bags.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-vo...-idUSKCN0VU0IL

I am sure this should be coming down across all cars manufactured across different countries by VW.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/massive...vehicles/#list

http://www.safercar.gov/rs/takata/takatalist.html

VW Jetta - 2010 to 2015 appears to be affected

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