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Volkswagen Suspends Sale Of 4,000 Vehicles

Posted: Oct 2, 2015 at 8:39 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Volkswagen has suspended the sale of 4,000 vehicles in the UK in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal.

The company said that suspending from sale vehicles with the EA189 engine was a voluntary measure which affects VW passenger cars, commercial vehicles, Seat, Skoda and Audi cars and represents three per cent of new vehicle stock held in the UK.

It comes after the German car maker admitted that 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with defeat device software to con testers into believing their vehicles met environmental standards.

Volkswagen said it would inform customers how to get their vehicles “corrected in the near future”.

German prosecutors have opened an investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn as a result of the scandal.

Refitting 11 million cars would be one of the biggest recalls in history by a single manufacturer, similar in size to that by Toyota between 2009 and 2010 over acceleration problems.

In the UK the Department for Transport has launched an investigation which will include retesting to compare laboratory results with actual driving emissions.

According to Sky News analysis, VW diesel cars in the UK may have been emitting 22,860 tonnes of nitrogen oxide per year more than regulations permit.

.Source: Sky News