The scandal broke out on September 18, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen had to refit almost half a million cars equipped with illegal software to bypass diesel emissions tests.
The company said that just over 1.1 million United Kingdom cars are affected, which is 9.9% of the country’s diesel cars.
Similarly a large proportion of Volkswagen and Skoda cars are affected – 37 per cent of all diesels on the road from these two manufactuers will be recalled.
The German auto maker admitted there could be as many as 11 million diesel vehicles fitted with the device.
He further stated that the company will soon be informing affected customers about how they can have their vehicles refitted, according to Reuters.
The firm said: “Step by step, affected customers will be contacted, with details of a process to get their vehicles corrected in the near future”.
Audi’s orator said the difficulties of a given world’s nationally recognized homologation necessities managed to get it more hard to come across all along the suffering motor vehicles as quickly as these targeted.
Volkswagen has announced that it is recalling 80,000 cars sold in the Republic of Ireland as a result of the emissions scandal. Former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn is now being investigated by German authorities over allegations of fraud in the sale of cars with manipulated emissions data.
A service procedure is required for a few 5 million vehicles from the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand out of a total of 11 Group vehicles worldwide, said the statement.
There are 393,450 Audis involved, with 131,569 Škodas and 76,773 Seat vehicles also needing to be overhauled.
It is not clear how that might be affected as the scandal centre on nitrogen dioxide rather than carbon dioxide levels.
Yesterday Green vehicle Journal said it is rescinding the Green auto of the Year awards previously honoring the 2009 VW Jetta TDI and 2010 Audi A3 TDI – the first time this has occurred in the award program’s decade-long history.