16 Oct '15, 8pm

Volkswagen To Recall 8.5 Million Vehicles In Europe #BuyingGuide #Carmakers #CarmakersMarketFleets #Diesel

Volkswagen announced that next January it will begin recalling 8.5 million diesel vehicles in Europe, with repairs to bring the cars back into emission compliance after it was discovered they are over-polluting. The decision came after Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) ordered the company to recall 2.4 million vehicles. According to Arndt Ellinghorst, senior managing director and head of the global automotive research for analysis firm Evercore ISI, firm recall orders are not standard protocol for Germany. “It’s an unusual measure to be ordering a mandatory recall,” Ellinghorst said. “It shows to me that the KBA is losing patience with VW’s slow response on what to do to fix the engines so far. Customers have been left unsettled.” SEE ALSO: Owners Of Affected Diesel Engines May Not Like Volkswagen’s Fix The KBA has also established deadlines for Volkswagen’...

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