The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in Europe has given Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries the go-ahead on modifications to nearly 2.5 million vehicles affected by the diesel emissions scandal that has cost the company billions.
In a press release, Volkswagen AG said the European agency has also approved the modification on 1.1 million additional vehicles from both Volkswagen and Audi brands.
“Owners of Volkswagen Tiguan models and of the Caddy from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – all fitted with EA 189 2.0-liter TDI engines – are being informed and can then agree individual service appointments,” the company said in its release. “The KBA has thus so far approved more than 2.5 million Group vehicles for the modification.”
Solutions for the Volkswagen Golf, Passat and Tiguan models that have the 2.0 TDI engine variants have been green-lighted by the KBA. The agency okay’d the Audi A4, A5, A6 and Q5 vehicles equipped with the EA 189 2.0 liter TDI engine.
“All of the affected Group brands’ partner businesses are prepared in both organisational and technical terms for carrying out the required software update,” the company said. “Trained service staff are at the customers’ disposal to make appointments and answer any questions related to the service process.”
Additionally, the KBA said the new software for the engines does not impact the fuel consumption levels, performance or noise emissions on the impacted models.
“The affected vehicles are technically safe and fit to drive,” the company said. “Between now and their modification, they can continue to be used on the road without any restrictions. The required technical measures are being implemented across Europe based on a schedule and action plan agreed with the KBA.”