German transport ministry tells Audi it must meet next week's deadline for retrofitting new diesel software
16 September 2019

The German transport ministry has threatened to issue Audi with further fines if it does not meet upcoming deadlines for the retrofitting of manipulated diesel models with new software, according to German media reports.

Bild am Sonntag claims it has sighted documents revealing the German transport ministry has issued Audi with an ultimatum in relation to a demand originally made in 2017 to rid diesels of so-called “cheat software”.

It is said to lay out conditions that could see the German car maker slapped with fines should it not meet a 26 September deadline for the retrofitting of V6 and V8 diesel models with EU6 certification.

The retrofit measures are aimed at bringing various Audi models up to a legal state by adding software code that does not include manipulation measures that can lead to significantly higher emissions on the road than in test conditions.  

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As well as threatening further fines, the German transport ministry is also said to have informed Audi it will push ahead with plans to cancel the type approval for offending diesel models not retrofitted before the deadline.

Audi says it is within the timeframe to meet the 26 September deadline. “In September, and thus within the deadline set by the German transport ministry, we will table documents for a further 8200 vehicles,” it says.

All up, a total of 12,400 cars are said to be affected by the deadline. Audi says it has an additional software solution for the remaining 4200 cars. “We see no reason for a withdrawal of type approval," it says. "The solution is imminent; we will keep the deadline.”

Additionally, Bild am Sonntag reports Audi is facing a potentially costly buyback of older EU4 diesel models. Nothing is official just yet, although it cites sources suggesting the models in question cannot be made legal through software measures alone but require significant re-engineering of hardware.

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16 September 2019

All owners should ask for at least a free service or refuse to hand it in! Make VAG pay!

16 September 2019

Audi Aberdeen called me and asked to take my car for the recall update.  I informed them I would have to drive 80 mile round trip to do it at my expense and their answer was, they had free tea and coffee.  I know from other people that the economy in the car will get worse after the update.  They needed it for the day and couldn't give me a courtesy car for many weeks.  I told them I wasn't doing it unless it messed with the warranty; which it won't.

So no free service, no courtesy car, no apology.  Told them politly NO!

16 September 2019

Yep, but as the story goes they might get fined if the job isn't done. Hold your ground you never know the digestives might get upgraded to Hob Nobs

16 September 2019

I’ll say it again, who is next?

16 September 2019

It seems that the Dieselgate affair promoted rather than inhibited VW comanies. Lucky VW!!

16 September 2019

 When you see how much VW and other top brands make, they could afford to give every body a brand new, top of the range,and free fuel for a year, and not cough at the costs, yeah!, some Car companies are that rich!....

16 September 2019
Now we know, why upmarket subsidiary Porsche, shut its door on diesel engines.
There are reports about the latest Audi Volkswagen diesel engines also fitted with cheat devices. Deplorable!

16 September 2019

Sheeple continue to buy vehicles from VAG as if they are some kind of status symbol, and magazines such as this continue to give them coloumn inches saying how wonderful they are. 

18 September 2019

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24 September 2019

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