Software glitch delays Volkswagen recall

The unfortunate times of Volkswagen seem to not end. The automaker has announced that it will delay the recall of 160,000 Passat and Skoda cars in Europe after software updates aimed at fixing emission violations failed to work.

According to Reuters, checks by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) revealed that fuel consumption of certain 2.0 liter diesel engines had increased following a software update to fix the problems.

“We have to go back to work on the software again,” a Volkswagen spokesman said.

The same spokesperson also disclosed that the recall of 90,000 A4, A5, Q5 and Seat Exeo cars with 2.0 liter engines had begun.

Overall, Volkswagen is legally compelled to recall around 2.5 million cars in Germany by the of 2016, after the firm admitted to using emissions tests cheating software.


Edited from sources by Cecilia Rehn.

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