Volkswagen delayed the cure of the Dieselgate: in the Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI would cause a greater consumption of fuel
Problems for Volkswagen. According to a report published by Automotive News Europe, the solution to your excessive level of NOx emissions has suffered a severe setback. It seems to be that in the Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI, which has caused a significant increase in the consumption of fuel. Until the moment, only the Volkswagen Amarok has received in Europe the software update that remedies your excessive emission of nitrogen oxides. According to this report, the solution to the millions of vehicles affected will be delayed.
The solution for the engines 1.6 TDI passes through a tube installed in the inlet, which orders and regulates the flow of air to the engine. You what we have here.
This news is particularly worrisome for the u.s. market. The vehicles of the Volkswagen Group affected equipped in practically all engines 2.0 TDI, and Volkswagen you only have until the 21st of April, to present a valid solution, that does not affect negatively the consumption and emissions of CO2 of their engines. This delay could give to the fret with calls to review u.s., where the Volkswagen Group is facing fines and lawsuits that exceeded 18,000 million dollars.
According to a spokesperson of the brand, this course increased fuel consumption is speculation by German media, but confirms that it is having delays in the processes of validation of this new software. About 160,000 Volkswagen Passat of German origin would have already had to receive a solution. The delay is attributed also to the KBA – the competent authority of germany in the field of transport – has forced Volkswagen to which are independent technicians who can verify that the solution presented is effective.
According to Automotive News, the calls to review vehicle SEAT still will pray.
Up to now, they were technicians of the own Volkswagen responsible for certifying that the performance and emissions of carbon dioxide from the TDI engines reviewed were in accordance with its original specifications. the technicians of The KBA has not yet confirmed that the solution of Volkswagen does not have a negative effect on the fuel consumption of the car, and are still in a verification phase. The Audi A4, Audi A5 and Skoda Superb will also experience delays in calls for review by this cause.
once the KBA determined that this new software limits the level of NOx emissions, and does not affect performance or consumption of the cars affected, the solution will be approved for the 27 european markets.