Friday, April 1st, 2016

Volkswagen India to recall Diesel Ventos due to heavy CO outflow

Narada Desk | April 1, 2016 11:56 am Print


Volkswagen India will recall more than 3500 diesel Vento models from India after production conformity tests conducted by the ARAI found carbon monoxide (CO).

Volkswagen India, is analysing the issue and will propose technical measures to ARAI to solve this problem at the earliest.

“Once approved and confirmed by the competent authorities, Volkswagen India will implement the measures and resume the production and sales of the relevant vehicle. The same technical measures will also be

implemented in the impacted vehicles that are already with customers,” said in a statement.

Volkswagen has also identified that the problem effects only the manual gear version of Vento with 1.5-litre diesel engine and is not connected to the global NOx emissions topic.

“All vehicles in the customer hands are technically safe and roadworthy. All other diesel models and variants of Volkswagen India, including Vento 1.5TDI with Automatic Transmission (DSG) and all diesel Polo cars, conform to the norms and will continue to be produced and sold in India,” said Volkswagen.