LONDON, October 12. /Corr. Vladimir Kalinin/. The division of Volkswagen (Volkswagen Group UK) in the United Kingdom will begin to withdraw affected “diesel scandal” cars in the first quarter of 2016. The head of the British mission auto giant Paul Willis today announced in the House of Commons of the British Parliament, which was summoned to give a formal explanation.
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The specialist said that the first Troubleshooting will be to respond cars with two-liter engines. Willis also expressed the hope that all defects will be eliminated by the end of next year.
The head of Volkswagen Group UK believes that British customers “don’t have to pay out of pocket” for additional verification of their own cars, and the company intends to settle the matter with the local authorities.
In this case, Willis said that the first car with equipment for artificial understating of emissions was sold “back in 2008”, and he learned about the scandal only in September this year “news”. “It seems to me improbable that about it knew from the beginning the heads of Volkswagen,” says the specialist.
Previously Volkswagen Group UK announced the decision to withdraw in the UK 1 million 189 thousand 906 cars. Notice for the direction of cars serviced to correct technical deficiencies in the following month will be sent to the owners of 508 thousand passenger cars and 79 276 838 thousand trucks Volkswagen, 393 thousand 450 cars Audi, 76 773 thousand vehicles Seat 131 and 569 thousand cars of Skoda. However, the company said that all of these cars are not a threat to the safety of their drivers and other road users.
The investigation into the auto giant launched in Europe, USA and Asia. The American government has ordered the group to withdraw 482 thousand cars of brands Volkswagen and Audi sold in the country in 2009-2015. The company also could face a fine of up to $ 18 billion. According to a press release from Volkswagen, falsifying environmental tests on the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles affect up to 11 million cars worldwide.