By on October 2, 2015

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Audi in Germany on Friday added information to its main website so customers can determine if their car is affected by an illegal “defeat device” included in 11 million Volkswagen Group cars.

Audi owners can identify if their cars will be part of the unprecedented recall by entering the car’s VIN into the website. Audi said it would roll out a similar service in separate, worldwide markets in coming days. Audi owners can also go to dealerships to see if their cars will require recall work.

Volkswagen created a website in the U.S. this week to answer preliminary questions for its owners, including a video message by Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn. 

Audi says 2.1 million of its cars were equipped with the EA 189 diesel engine that was equipped with a mode to illegally cheat past emissions tests. Only 14,300 of those cars — all A3 TDIs — made it to the U.S., according to the automaker.

Authorities in Germany have asked Volkswagen to present a solution for bringing its cars into compliance with emissions standards.

A spokesman for Audi didn’t immediately respond to questions about Audi’s recall plan in America.

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