The number of cars with a Volkswagen engine with a defect may grow

The number of cars with a Volkswagen engine with a defect may grow


BERLIN, 22 Jan. Tatyana Firsova. More car Volkswagen can be equipped with a diesel engine with a defect of the software, said on Thursday the representative of the group the news Agency Dpa.

“At present, Volkswagen checks and initial versions of the EA 288 engine with the emission norm Euro 5, which have been used since 2012”, — quotes Agency of the representative of the concern.

Carmaker Volkswagen was accused by the us government in the equipment of their diesel cars, lowered real rates of emission 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.

Most 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. The group said that in October will offer Teresina for car owners to correct violations in the engines.