Almost 58,000 cars with the 3.0-litre diesel engine are affected
Sam Sheehan
12 December 2017

Volkswagen is recalling Touareg SUVs fitted with its 3.0-litre diesel engine following the discovery of an emissions cheat device.

More than two years after Volkswagen admitted to developing software to elude emissions test limits, the company is recalling 57,600 affected cars to adjust their engine management software.

Autocar is awaiting confirmation from Volkswagen as to how many UK cars are affected.

Germany’s transport authority, KBA, said that tests show the Touareg ran differently when tested in NEDC laboratory conditions than when it was tested on the road, suggesting the car has a system in place to improve its result in tests.

Cars featuring the optional selective catalytic reduction systems, which are added to lower emissions, were also shown to use reduced levels of AdBlue when not in test conditions. This would help the cars produce lower levels of nitrogen oxide in test conditions.

The Touareg was recalled just last year for a bearing bracket issue on its pedals. In total, 391,000 cars were recalled – of which 17,219 were from Britain – to receive a fix.

The news is revealed in the same month that Volkswagen UK boss Paul Willis told the Transport Select Committee that no models issued with emissions cheat device fixes have developed “systematic” issues.

This comes in the face of evidence, some of it collected by Autocar, that showed post-fix cars can suffer from worsened fuel economy and increased CO2 output. A report by the Volkswagen Diesel Customer Forum said that owners of models with the 2.0-litre diesel fix had also experienced breakdowns and mechanical issues.

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Volkswagen has applied its fix to 820,000 cars since the emissions scandal came to light in September 2015. The company said it has handled 16,904 complaints and that “fewer than 1% of UK customers who own affected Volkswagen Group vehicles” have reported any issues after receiving the fix.

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12 December 2017

Once outside the warranty period I'd need to be be offered £500 minium to take my 3.0 V6 in. 

The only reason they're not offering compensation is because people are doing what VAG tell them, if people didn't react like sheep then the EU would have to act. Gutless cowards, the EU not the Owners.

God bless America

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

12 December 2017
xxxx wrote:

Once outside the warranty period I'd need to be be offered £500 minium to take my 3.0 V6 in. 

The only reason they're not offering compensation is because people are doing what VAG tell them, if people didn't react like sheep then the EU would have to act. Gutless cowards, the EU not the Owners.

God bless America

Dear Autocar,

Although the post from "xxxx" on this occasion isn't as venomous and irritating as previous posts, please do bear in mind that this troll will ALWAYS be the first to post on any article you write with the words "Volkswagen" and "diesel" in the title. 

I respect the fact that it is an open forum and thus freedom of speech applies, but please do feel free to monitor their activity in future articles and note that they cause many an irriation to a lot of loyal followers of your magazine and website. 

Kind regards,

AddyT

12 December 2017
AddyT wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Once outside the warranty period I'd need to be be offered £500 minium to take my 3.0 V6 in. 

The only reason they're not offering compensation is because people are doing what VAG tell them, if people didn't react like sheep then the EU would have to act. Gutless cowards, the EU not the Owners.

God bless America

Dear Autocar,

Although the post from "xxxx" on this occasion isn't as venomous and irritating as previous posts, please do bear in mind that this troll will ALWAYS be the first to post on any article you write with the words "Volkswagen" and "diesel" in the title. 

I respect the fact that it is an open forum and thus freedom of speech applies, but please do feel free to monitor their activity in future articles and note that they cause many an irriation to a lot of loyal followers of your magazine and website. 

Kind regards,

AddyT

*irritation! ;-)

13 December 2017
AddyT wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Once outside the warranty period I'd need to be be offered £500 minium to take my 3.0 V6 in. 

The only reason they're not offering compensation is because people are doing what VAG tell them, if people didn't react like sheep then the EU would have to act. Gutless cowards, the EU not the Owners.

God bless America

Dear Autocar,

Although the post from "xxxx" on this occasion isn't as venomous and irritating as previous posts, please do bear in mind that this troll will ALWAYS be the first to post on any article you write with the words "Volkswagen" and "diesel" in the title. 

I respect the fact that it is an open forum and thus freedom of speech applies, but please do feel free to monitor their activity in future articles and note that they cause many an irriation to a lot of loyal followers of your magazine and website. 

Kind regards,

AddyT

You're a sad troll who seeks attention but needs help. Too many diesel fumes in the past maybe?

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

13 December 2017

The article wasn't even about Volvo! - I believe Addy T speaks for us all - ban the troll.

 

Hydrogen cars just went PLOP

13 December 2017
xxxx wrote:

AddyT wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Once outside the warranty period I'd need to be be offered £500 minium to take my 3.0 V6 in. 

The only reason they're not offering compensation is because people are doing what VAG tell them, if people didn't react like sheep then the EU would have to act. Gutless cowards, the EU not the Owners.

God bless America

Dear Autocar,

Although the post from "xxxx" on this occasion isn't as venomous and irritating as previous posts, please do bear in mind that this troll will ALWAYS be the first to post on any article you write with the words "Volkswagen" and "diesel" in the title. 

I respect the fact that it is an open forum and thus freedom of speech applies, but please do feel free to monitor their activity in future articles and note that they cause many an irriation to a lot of loyal followers of your magazine and website. 

Kind regards,

AddyT

You're a sad troll who seeks attention but needs help. Too many diesel fumes in the past maybe?

No I don't need any attention thank you! I enjoy replying to your posts as you are ignorant, single minded and according to MANY on this site, are the real troll, so well done. I also see you've created another account - xxxxx - to try and be funny. Yeah, good one. 

And still, I wait after many, many requests to hear what car you drive! And it is always met with silence! Funny that. Proper little keyboard warrior but not a lot to back it up. 

12 December 2017

It appears that VW haven’t come clean at all. They seem to only admit to which cars have cheat devices when they are found out. I guess I’m naïve to think that they might come clean, but they have apparently continued to manufacture Touaregs into this year with cheat software (the dates were reported elsewhere, not here). Surely this brazen attitude ought to be more public, or does nobody care?

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12 December 2017

....I think you have got it in one Pinball....no-one cares.

Out in the countryside (where Touaregs should reside), a few soot particles arent going to kill anyone, and frankly I couldnt give a damn about air quality in towns and cities, which will never be healthy unless everyone stops building more tower blocks, make all public transport electric and also stop heating their homes.

If I owned a diesel Touareg, no way would I take it in to the dealership on a recall....just to let them bugger a perfectly good vehicle up.

 

12 December 2017

will still buy them in the  misguided (aided and abbetted by magazines such as this) opinion that VW are a premium product. 

12 December 2017

Sigh.... Saga of VAG never seems to end. Never mind more expenditure on marketing/advertising will see this brushed under the carpet and sheeple carry on buying!

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