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Volkswagen recalls 15,000 Golf TDI models in Europe

ABR Staff Writer Published 29 April 2016

Volkswagen is recalling 15,000 Golf 2.0l diesel TDI BMT models in Europe due to issues with manual gearbox.

Diesel engines with type EA 189 have been affected and Golf model is the first vehicle model to be recalled by the German automaker.

Customers will have to make a service appointment in order to undertake the modification.

Volkswagen said it will shortly recall further passenger car brand models further module volumes

Vehicles will be placed in several groups for the workshop recall so that modifications will take place in an efficient manner.

Vehicles to be recalled have first been examined and confirmed by Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), the Federal Motor Transport Authority of Europe, and the customers have received a letter about the recall measure.

At later point, customers will be asked to make an appointment with a partner company of Volkswagen for the modification process.

KBA will work with Volkswagen and it is the automaker's objective to make sure that the technical solution does not result in any changes to fuel consumption levels, performance data or noise emissions of the concerned vehicles.

The company claims that it will rectify all vehicles affected by the NOx issue.

Volkswagen also said that the affected vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy and they can be driven without any limitations until the modifications are done.