Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved the technical solutions proposed by Volkswagen Group for vehicles with its 1.2-litre EA189 TDI engine. The KBA approval applies to 460,000 vehicles including the Volkswagen Polo and SEAT Ibiza models.
The modification for vehicles with affected 2.0-litre TDI engines began back at the start of the year. This is now being followed by the implementation of the technical solution for vehicles with the smallest cubic capacity version of the affected EA189 engine type. Technical solutions are thus now available for affected models with 2.0-litre TDI and 1.2-litre TDI engines.
Following the modification the vehicles fulfil all statutory requirements. The KBA has also confirmed without any restrictions that the technical solutions for these models cause no changes to fuel consumption levels, performance data or noise emissions. The KBA had previously already affirmed this for all other vehicles approved to date for the recall.
Volkswagen states it is continuing to put every effort into implementing the technical solutions and will correct all vehicles affected by the NOx issue. This is being done in close consultation with the relevant authorities. The customers will incur no costs as a result of the technical measures being carried out. As part of the recall process all customers are also being offered an appropriate replacement means of transport free of charge.