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28/09/2021

More Volkswagen cars may be included in 80,000 national vehicle recall

Volkswagen
Car maker Volkswagen may have to recall more cars as part of its emissions scandal affecting 80,000 Irish drivers. Europe's biggest automaker admitted on September 18 that it used illegal software to manipulate emissions tests on diesel vehicles, sparking the biggest business crisis in its history. The group is to recall almost 80,000 cars sold in Ireland and all individual customers are being contacted about free repairs. The recall will involve 34,387 Volkswagen passenger cars, 16,485 Audi cars, 16,004 Skoda cars and 4,365 SEAT cars. However Volkswagen said today that more vehicles may have been fitted with the cheat software, with up to 11 million affected worldwide that contained its EA 189 diesel engine. The car maker explained that other generations of the EA 288 are currently being examined by its experts.

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