VW Posts Video Showing First Round of Fixes For Diesel Engine Cheating

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

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While the scandal is still in its early stages, Volkswagen posted a video on their YouTube page today that shows the company’s first round of planned fixes for their diesel engine vehicles that were cheating emissions tests. Unfortunate for American car owners, this fix is only approved for European customers.

The plan highlighted is only for their EA 189 diesel engines, which make up a majority of the effected vehicles, and it involves both a software upgrade and the installation of a flow transformer. VW stated in the video that in most cases, all of the fixes can be completed within 30 to 60 minutes.

VW is still working on getting a fix approved for the United States, but since regulations for diesel engines are stricter in America, a more complicated solution may be needed. Proposals have already been submitted though and are awaiting approval.


Source: VW, The Verge
Photo: VW [YouTube]

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