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The manufacturer will fix more than 50,000 models affected by the emissions scandal in this country; owners will be contacted this week
Doug Revolta Autocar
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6 June 2016

Volkswagen will begin recalling Passat and Passat CC models affected by the emissions scandal in the UK, after its proposed fix was approved by the German Federal Transport Authority (KBA).

A total of 50,864 cars will be recalled in the UK, and owners of affected models are expected to be contacted this week.

VW has said the fix is free of charge, and will take around 30 minutes.

The cars that require the fix are powered by the 2.0-litre diesel unit from the EA 189 diesel engine family. This UK recall is part of a European-wide fix for around 800,000 cars, which includes the two Passat models and, outside of the UK, the Volkswagen Eos.

The manufacturer has also confirmed that the KBA, which approved this fix, found no change to fuel consumption, performance or noise emissions in the vehicles after it had been implemented.

This is the latest fix for cars affected by the emissions scandal and follows the Amarok pick-up recall in January and the Golf TDI Blue Motion recall in April.

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roob2000 2 November 2016

2011 SEAT Exeo 2.0TDi

I have just received my invite to have my SEAT modified in this recall.

Safe to say I won't be taking them up on their offer.

carty 8 June 2016

NOx is not the worst

Nox has a short life in the atmosphere, a few days, so it does not build up like CO2. Its not a big problem other than in cities on calm days where it gets trapped by the high buildings. ( Canyon effect ) NOX also helps remove methane from the atmosphere, one of the very worst greenhouse gases

The Passat unlike the golf I believe has the Adblue system to remove the NOX gases by urea injection. In my experience the car only uses a fraction of the Adblue it should do and suspect thats deliberate on VWs part because it was a very unpopular with owners. Turning it up full could have a significant effect.

VWs DPF system is one of the very best going and brings the newer cars to the same particulate level as petrol. A new diesel engine produces more particulates than the same engine with a few thousand miles on it, the opposite is the case with petrol engines that get worse with age. US emissions demand cars meet the standard for 5 years, not so in the EU.

One diesel car owner commented he was not getting too upset about his modern VW car when he operated a pice of plant that used more diesel every day than his car did in a year and it had no emissions control

Shipping and aviation are massive users of of heavy fuel with minimal emissions control.

Im not getting too upset by this one.

torovich 7 June 2016

Impact on Reliability

Please share. There is still no mention about the potential impact of the software upgrade on reliability. In particula particular the potential damage to the EGR and the diesel particulate filter. This is baffling. These items already have issues due to soot. Less NOx results in more soot. Other manufacturers say they turned off emissions to protect the engine (in particular the EGR) from damage due to soot. And yet no questions on this have been raised by the Government, the motoring press or the motoring organisations. They are either asleep on the job or something more sinister is afoot. If you start having reliability problems after the upgrade who will pay!!!! It won't be them!!!
torovich 7 June 2016

Impact on Reliability

Please share. There is still no mention about the potential impact of the software upgrade on reliability. In particula particular the potential damage to the EGR and the diesel particulate filter. This is baffling. These items already have issues due to soot. Less NOx results in more soot. Other manufacturers say they turned off emissions to protect the engine (in particular the EGR) from damage due to soot. And yet no questions on this have been raised by the Government, the motoring press or the motoring organisations. They are either asleep on the job or something more sinister is afoot. If you start having reliability problems after the upgrade who will pay!!!! It won't be them!!!