In a rather surprising announcement, Volkswagen has admitted they don't know if the Euro-spec cars equipped with the EA189 engine had the special software turned on during official emission testing.

In a rather surprising announcement, Volkswagen has admitted they don't know if the Euro-spec cars equipped with the EA189 engine had the special software turned on during official emission testing.

VW recently informed concerned owners the models featuring gasoline engines and the V6 TDI and V8 TDIs don't have the Bosch-developed software which is probably the only good news in this diesel mess. Now, representatives of VAG are saying they don't know whether the EA189-powered TDI cars sold in Europe had the illegal software activated when the cars were tested for emissions.

It's a tricky matter taking into account there are actually three engines (1.2 TDI, 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI) which were offered on various VW, Skoda, Audi and SEAT models in different states of tune and with three manual gearboxes and three DSGs. In addition, most of the vehicles were updated with each model year, so the situation is actually very complex and it will be very hard for VAG to sort out this major issue.

In total, there are almost 11 million cars from all over the world with the special software and Volkswagen has promised to fix all of them. They have already allocated €6.5 billion for the "Dieselgate" and are now looking for ways to cut costs in order to have access to more money which they will spend not only on fixing these cars, but also to pay the upcoming fines.

 

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