Status: 01/27/2016 18:59 clock
Actually wanted Volkswagen only begin on Thursday with the recall of vehicles affected by the exhaust scandal. On Wednesday (dpa) is but for information of the German Press Agency been playing a software update at least one car model Amarok. This is to the illegal operation, the doctored exhaust emissions, are turned off. For the conversion of at least one other car there was already an appointment.
Enable for Amarok since Wednesday evening
The owner of Amarok have received a letter by dpa-information, in the VW tells the customer, “that the necessary software is available and your vehicle can be reprogrammed now”. The surprising thing about it: The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) had the retrofitting of vehicles not yet been approved. “A release of the technical solution for Volkswagen by the KBA is the hour not yet available,” a spokesman of the Office said yet on Wednesday afternoon. The crucial part of this statement was apparently “the hour”, because only a few hours later, a release was before – once just for the type whose conversion apparently already running. “The Federal Motor Vehicle Office has today the final release for the vehicle model Amarok 2.0 liter granted,” it says in a statement by the KBA on Wednesday night. “This VW can begin the recall and the conversion of this model.” The shares for the other affected by diesel scandal models would still being examined, the KBA continues to write.
retrofitting “officially not yet started”
That has already taken place software updates, neither the KBA still the Volkswagen Group in Wolfsburg wanted to confirm. In VW computer system for traders stand according to dpa before the release, the new software should be played “without delay and immediately”. A spokesman for the brand VW Nutzfahrzeuge explained the confusing situation as follows: “The retrofitting program has not yet officially begun,” the software lies the traders but even before. Earlier this week, the letters were sent to the affected customers. Exactly course would not have happened without present release. Whether it still happened because someone was a little overzealous at VW Nutzfahrzeuge or because the company may make the approval by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt not so serious, it remains unclear.
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