09 Oct '15, 8pm

Owners Of Affected Diesel Engines May Not Like Volkswagen’s Fix

As if Volkswagen isn’t facing enough challenges, another obstacle to fixing its out-of-compliance diesels may come from an unlikely source: uncooperative customers. The new worry stems from the realization that bringing the 2.0-liter diesel engine into emission compliance will negatively affect driving experience and fuel economy. This may make owners hesitate to have the repair done, and there are very few areas that can enforce the recall. “There are two apparent ways to [repair the cars], and owners who value performance, fuel economy, and trunk space won’t like either,” noted Alex Davies on Wired.com as he lists the two likely options for VW. The first is a software fix – retune the settings in the engine control module to operate as if it’s always being tested. “The downside here is that to achieve the drastic drop in NOx emissions, the cars in test mode sacrificed so...

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