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Old 22nd September 2016, 13:18   #1
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Volkswagen Deiselgate issue has resulted in VW recalling millions of cars across the globe. The issue has also affected VW Group (VW + Audi + Skoda)cars in India. About nine months after VW started recalling cars in the US, the Indian arm of VW is all set to issue recall of cars in India.
The first car to be recalled is old generation Skoda Superb. All affected units were powered by 2.0-litre EA 189 diesel engine. Currently in its third generation, the recall has affected Skoda Superb diesel variants which were on sale till the start of 2016, ahead of the launch of new gen Skoda Superb.
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Today's TOI reports a slap on the wrist by NGT to VW. The report says:
The National Green Tribunal asked Volkswagen India on Friday why costs shouldn't be imposed on it for allowing “polluting“ vehicles to ply on the roads more than a year after it undertook to recall them.
Expressing displeasure over the delay , the tribunal asked the company to submit a roadmap for the recall.Trials in the US showed that Volkswagen had installed a software in its cars which allowed them to fudge emissions during tests. The Automotive Research Association of India too conducted tests on some VW models and found three to nine times more NOx emissions on the road compared to laboratory conditions.
Volkswagen India had undertaken to rejig the software by recalling around 3.14 lakh vehicles which were in alleged violation of emission norms. Of these, only 1 lakh have been recalled so far, said Sanjiv Ailawadi who is representing petitioner Saloni Ailawadi. The bench said, “We take note of the fact that the company has not only in its statement of reply but otherwise also offered...voluntary recall... which are subject matter of these proceedings on EA189 diesel engine...however on ascertaining the factual position today we are informed that the process of recall is not complied with“.

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Is there any update to the recalls of audi affected by this emission problem? I haven't heard anything from them so far. Has anyone else been contacted by them?
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