Volkswagen Recall of 800,000 Diesel Cars Approved in Germany

Volkswagen AG has agreed to a recall with Germany’s KBA motor vehicle authority of 800,000 diesel cars fitted with emissions cheat software.

Volkswagen said Friday that KBA has approved software fixes on Passat, CC, and Eos models with two-liter diesel engines. Owners of these models in Germany have already received a letter notifying them of the recall, VW said.

“Volkswagen is working at full speed to implement the technical solutions and will rectify all vehicles affected by the NOx issue,” the company said in a statement.

A KBA spokesman confirmed the fix had been approved but declined to provide any details.

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VW is striving to recover from the global crisis that started last September when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed VW had installed cheat software to deceive tests in more than 500,000 diesel-powered cars in the U.S. It later extended to an 11 million vehicle global recall, including 800,000 in Germany.

The company announced it had taken an $18 billion charge related to its diesel emissions scandal, forcing it to slash 2015 dividends. The German automaker announced last month that it had returned to profit in the first quarter, but earnings slid for its VW brand and in China.

Wall Street Journal