Volkswagen takes 4,000 ‘cheating’ cars off UK market

Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda cars affected

VW takes 4,000 'cheating' cars off UK market

VOLKSWAGEN has halted sales of new cars that may contain software used to cheat in emissions tests.

The company has withdrawn 4,000 diesel cars fitted with the affected EA 189 engine from the British market. This includes models from Audi, Seat and Skoda, which are part of the Volkswagen group and share engine technology.

Contrary to some press reports, Volkswagen said customers who had already ordered a car with the software would not be offered a refund. The buyers will need to take delivery and wait for the car to be recalled for a software “correction”.

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