Volkswagen Group is now well underway regarding implementing the technical solutions for models affected in Europe.
For 1.2-litre and 2.0-litre diesel models we expect that it will take around 30 minutes to complete this software update, and we expect vehicles to be returned within the same day. Our objective is to achieve the applicable emissions targets without affecting engine output, fuel consumption, CO2 emissions or performance. To date, we have not seen any impact in this regard.
For the 1.6-litre TDI engine, which will begin in the third quarter of 2016 and the technical measure involves the fitting of a ‘flow transformer’ directly in front of the air mass sensor. Also, we will perform a software update to the engine management system. We expect to complete both processes in less than one hour, and we expect vehicles to be returned within the same day.
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