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    RECALL - Volkswagen Recall around 460,000 cars including 1.2L TDI Engines (and others in the future)

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    So it probably comes as no surprise to most, but VW are now recalling around 460,000 of their cars, and most recently the 1.2L TDI Polos. This was one of the cars involved in the emissions scandal. Fixes are both hardware and software related.

    "The Dieselgate scandal broke in September 2015 when Volkswagen was revealed to be using software to cheat emissions tests. Earlier this year the firm said it hoped to fix all 11 million affected cars by the end of the year, although CEO Matthias Müller said the recalls could roll into 2017."
    Source - autocar.co.uk/

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    **Engines**

    EA189 2.0L, 1.2L and 1.6L TDI motors are part of the recall process. As far as I can tell the 2L TDIs were approved previously, now we have the 1.2L TDIs and 1.6L Pending approval by the KBA

    As always you can contact your dealer for more info on this, although I'm sure most of you may already be aware.

    Just wanted to give you lot a reminder in case you haven't heard about yours yet

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    Edited by: "NeoTrix" 18th Aug 2016

    The 2.0L, 1.2L and 1.6L have always been part of the recall.
    As far as I know though only the 1.6L will need a hardware change, the other 2 will be software.

    But they are taking their own sweet time about it.

    Oh, and hardware change is apparently a new air flow sensor or similar.

    Seems like every german car audi, vw, merc etc I see on the road is a polluting diesel.
    Do they not make petrol cars any more.
    Diesels should be banned, now Boris is in government maybe something will change.

    lumsdot

    Seems like every german car audi, vw, merc etc I see on the road is a … Seems like every german car audi, vw, merc etc I see on the road is a polluting diesel.Do they not make petrol cars any more.Diesels should be banned, now Boris is in government maybe something will change.


    Yeah, never mind that people bought them in good faith at the time (and were encouraged to do so by the vehicle excise duty system at the time). Ban those polluting diesels and encourage people to buy a nice 5.0 V12 petrol instead. Whilst we're at it, why not force everyone who has a holiday in Europe booked to cancel it now we've voted for Brexit too? And those pensioners still using a coal fire - block their chimneys and force them to choose between death by hypothermia and carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Aliwoo18

    Yeah, never mind that people bought them in good faith at the time (and … Yeah, never mind that people bought them in good faith at the time (and were encouraged to do so by the vehicle excise duty system at the time). Ban those polluting diesels and encourage people to buy a nice 5.0 V12 petrol instead. Whilst we're at it, why not force everyone who has a holiday in Europe booked to cancel it now we've voted for Brexit too? And those pensioners still using a coal fire - block their chimneys and force them to choose between death by hypothermia and carbon monoxide poisoning.



    Why not ban the sale of new diesels, eventually all the old diesels will go out of circulation.
    50 perc of all new cars sold are diesel, at this rate we will end up like Paris with dangerous air conditions (Paris admits that diesels are a mistake and are trying to ban them)

    So i dont care if you have a diesel, i care about new ones still being allowed to be sold, and the rate of increase of new disels being sold.

    Linking road tax to co2 was a bad idea, but they have not yet fixed it.

    lumsdot

    Why not ban the sale of new diesels, eventually all the old diesels will … Why not ban the sale of new diesels, eventually all the old diesels will go out of circulation.50 perc of all new cars sold are diesel, at this rate we will end up like Paris with dangerous air conditions (Paris admits that diesels are a mistake and are trying to ban them)So i dont care if you have a diesel, i care about new ones still being allowed to be sold, and the rate of increase of new disels being sold.Linking road tax to co2 was a bad idea, but they have not yet fixed it.


    Ah, so you meant "ban the sale/manufacture of all new diesel cars". Whilst I agree with the sentiment, I think that would be unfairly harsh on manufacturers - whilst I don't generally sympathise with large companies, I believe they too were encouraged to invest heavily in R&D for diesels, so (whilst it may well have already paid them back) it would put a massive strain on them if they suddenly had to ditch their diesel business and gear up (no pun intended) for petrol, hybrid and electric fuelled vehicles.
    Ultimately, it's most concerning that despite the colossal raft of research-supported advice/information governments have at their disposal, they still seem to repeatedly back the wrong horse (in all fields, not just motoring)!
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