VW Accused Of More Cheating, 1.2-Liter TDI Diesel Now Under Fire

According to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, some 370,000 VW Group diesel vehicles could be either recalled or pulled off the road in Europe if Germany’s transport regulator (KBA) finds the automaker responsible of further software manipulation.

The issue is now with the 1.2-liter TDI diesel unit, despite VW giving out assurances back in 2016 that this engine did not employ any illegal emissions cheating devices, as reported by Automotive News Europe.

Still, prosecutors are preparing charges against currently unnamed VW managers for suspected fraud, although the case is still being investigated and hearings are to be held in the coming week. Meanwhile, a VW spokesman stated that internal quality controls for models equipped with the 1.2-liter diesel engine, the EA189, had revealed irregularities that are now being analyzed.

He added that the automaker has informed authorities and that continuous contact is being maintained.

Before building this case, the KBA was considering forcing 30,000 affected cars off the road, although further recalls would have been the most likely scenario.

As of right now, the VW Group has had to recall hundreds of thousands of cars around the world, ever since admitting to utilizing illegal software in diesel engines to cheat emissions tests back in September 2015. Since then, the automaker bought back and fixed almost 90% of affected cars globally, according to CEO Herbert Diess, who recently stated that most of his company’s legal issues have been settled.

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  • Bash

    I wonder if they cheats with their EVs as well!

    • Six_Tymes

      good question. if they don’t, and one of their execs sees your post, they’ll probably think, “oh, we better figure out how to cheat with our ev’s! Sofort”

    • Fabio P

      Of course!!! they sold EV with the cancerous cadmium batteries instead of lithium … The usual Germans

      • Bash

        Oh yeah, I remember that story now.

  • samurai

    So their own internal investigation revealed that the engine could be cheating and they reported it to the authorities. Then bascially the headline “VW Accused Of More Cheating” is wrong und clickbait. VW is doing everything right in this case by clean up their own company by themself and report to authorities if they find something unusual.

    • Six_Tymes

      yep, you read that correctly. and not new

    • Daniela Wolf

      In germany it was already marked as kind of a clickbait or lie.^^

  • cat

    And what about the old 1.9 tdi engines whith 90,110 ,130 hp of the golf and the 1.9 sdi 64 hp, of the old polo and the 2.0 sdi 72 hp whithout turbo of the volkswagen Caddy? i’m sure the have cheating devices

    • Fred Dryer

      If I not mistaken, older diesel engines without emissions controls are either exempt or will be required to be retrofitted with expensive emissions controls to drive in certain parts of Europe. If unable to retrofit them, they may be banned from entering cities. If banned, these cars may only be allowed outside of cities.

      The diesel emissions scandal surrounded supposedly modernized diesel engines equipped with diesel exhaust particulate filters to remove carbon soot and reduce NOx. Programming was found defeating these filters from operating, polluting the air. VW was found complicit in using defeat software. Older diesel engines don’t have this equipment.

  • Fabio P

    Here, the much vaunted German quality went to be blessed. The usual German shit good only to deceive. The usual mob with a mania of presumption and superiority but in reality it is only shit sold to weight of gold.
    It would be time to dispel the myth that the German brand is synonymous with quality and advanced technology.
    The most absurd thing is that despite the global scandal people still buy vw-audi-seat-skoda.
    They are so incapable of making engines under the norm that, to save money, they preferred to put the ECU that falsifies emissions. The usual German shitty shit.
    I can not wait to see it FAIL!

  • Bash

    Gold one 😂😂😂😂😂

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