Total Recall: Volkswagen Group Will Fix 8.5M Vehicles in EU
Volkswagen Group will recall 8.5 million vehicles in the European Union’s 28 member states, including the 2.4 million vehicles it is already being forced to recall by the KBA, Germany’s transportation authority, the automaker announced Thursday.
Vehicles from the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands are included in the recall. The latest EA 288 diesel engine is not part of the recall.
Volkswagen said it will begin to rollout fixes in January 2016.
It was reported the KBA, Germany’s transportation authority, decided Volkswagen’s voluntary recall timetable was not fast enough and ordered the mandatory recall in response.
Authorities in Switzerland and Austria followed Germany and announced the forced recall would apply to those cars too, Bloomberg reported.
The EU28 includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
(You can only run so many Volkswagen factory, car and engine bay images.)
YOU BLEW MY COVAAAAA!
Yup, still glad I leased.
"It was reported the KBA, Germany’s transportation authority, decided Volkswagen’s voluntary recall timetable was not fast enough and ordered the mandatory recall in response." In Volkswagen's defense (for once), you can't force the fix to happen faster than VW is already trying to do. They are keenly interested in righting this ship ASAP. They have a complex matrix of vehicles, countries, vehicle options, operating conditions, costs, and logistics to work through. Just as 9 women can't have a baby in 1 month, VW's "mandatory" recall won't actually fix cars any sooner.
I hope superior realizes that this picture is from the movie "The Sixth Day", not from "Total Recall". Just a thought.