MOSCOW, 9 Oct. The Australian division of German carmaker Volkswagen has announced a recall of all cars with the software, lowered emissions of harmful substances, the newspaper the Australian.
It is noted that the decision to recall problematic vehicles is voluntary and will affect about 90 thousand cars.
Previously the Australian subsidiary of the concern said that the country has sold 55 thousand passenger cars of the Volkswagen brand with such problems, 5 thousand — Skoda, 14 thousand — Audi, as well as more than 17 thousand commercial vehicles of Volkswagen brand.
Australian Commission on competition and consumer protection initiated an investigation to determine whether misled consumers Volkswagen. The group will face legal action and fines amounting to several million dollars, if it is determined that the company violated laws on consumer protection.
Previously, the automaker Volkswagen was accused by the U.S. authorities in their diesel equipment hire software, lowered the real value of emissions of harmful substances. The U.S. government ordered the group to withdraw 482 thousand cars of brands Volkswagen and Audi sold in the country in 2009-2015. The company may also face a fine of up to $ 18,075 billion.
Later the official representative of Volkswagen said that the main part of vehicles with violations in is not in the U.S. and in Europe. Thus, in the EU we are talking about 8 million cars, from them in Germany — 2.8 million. There are about 11 million cars with such defects, said the carmaker earlier in the press release.