VW could re­call more cars over emis­sions

The Korea Times - - WORLD BUSINESS -

BER­LIN (Reuters) — Ger­many’s Fed­eral Mo­tor Trans­port Au­thor­ity (KBA) is con­sid­er­ing re­call­ing more Volk­swa­gen (VOWG—p.DE) cars due to its emis­sions, scan­dal, the Bild am Son­ntag news­pa­per re­ported on Sun­day.

The KBA has opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into whether a soft­ware up­date for 1.2-litre en­gine cars, in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar Polo, en­abled them to cheat emis­sions tests, the news­pa­per said, without nam­ing its sources.

The Bild am Son­ntag said prose­cu­tors were pre­par­ing charges against un­named Volk­swa­gen man­agers for sus­pected fraud, not­ing that the com­pany had given as­sur­ances in 2016 that the 1.2 liter en­gines did not use il­le­gal emis­sions cheat­ing de­feat de­vices.

VW has had to re­call hun­dreds of thou­sands of cars around the world since it ad­mit­ted in Sept. 2015 to in­stalling il­le­gal soft­ware in diesel en­gines to cheat strict U.S. anti-pol­lu­tion tests.

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