Volkswagen will notice explains how TDi engines
Volkswagen unveiled the repair plan of the EA 189 Diesel engines affected by the scandal emissions. The arrangement of eight million cars affected in Europe will take a year. The plan, moreover, has already been approved by the German authorities.
The 1.6 TDI engines, the repair will be done in two parts: First, with a software update; then, the installation of a “flow transformer”, a flow limiter, a cylindrical piece placed in front of the air filter that smoothes the flow of air, making the measurement more efficient emissions.
According to Volkswagen, the intervention will take less than an hour.
As for the 2.0 TDI engines only require a software update, a process that is expected to take about half an hour.
The Wolfsburg group specified that this technical solution will work in most engines 1.6 and 2.0 the implicated diesel.
“Once implemented technical measures, the vehicles will meet the required emissions levels,” according to Volkswagen, in a statement.
As for the engine 1.2 TDI, the German builder undertakes to provide the technical solution in the coming days, in which case will be necessary a software update.
The collection of cars starts in January 2016 and lasted throughout the year, and ensures that Volkswagen will minimize the impact to customers. “VW will ensure that appropriate mobility options will be offered to all customers at no charge,” the statement said.