A recall is now in procedure for Volkswagen 3-litre Diesel engines affected along with the infamous 2.0l
Volkswagen was already in trouble which was as large as the European continent. Now it seems they have a ‘world’ of a problem. Volkswagen just admitted to USA’s EPA that they have cheated on 3.0 litre diesel engine as well. Firstly, it was the 2.0 litre diesel only. Now that is very bad and very big news. Volkswagen heart and soul, bread, and butter are diesel models worldwide. VW group cars in India are sold with those engines in the high luxury segment.
Volkswagen recalls this time could be affecting another 85,000 vehicles worldwide. The number isn’t big as the 2.0 litre diesel engine, but nonetheless it is almost a lakh vehicles! The cars which are affected are fairly of this half decade as the model year for these affected engines from the 2009-2016 model years.
The NOx emissions of the affected vehicles are up to nine times higher than the legal limits as compared to the 2.0 litre though, which stood at an eye watering, forty six times! The cars which have the identified with the engines are the obvious one we know such as VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne and Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi A8L and Audi Q5. That’s pretty much the entire range of vehicles that come with the 3.0 V6 diesel engine that the German manufacturer makes.
UK administration says that the VW executives could face jail sentences up to 10 years. Another law allows unlimited fines and two years in jail or both can be sentenced who are in this scandal. Volkswagen could be prosecuted for making breaking one the most serious rules of all time.
That is, providing “materially false” type approval information under Approval of the Road Vehicles Regulations of 2009. Volkswagen has once done with all this will lose billions of Euro’s and has a lot of catching up and explaining to do for its customers.