Volkswagen Group Australia has begun its engine recall process with over 8500 Amarok utes to have their diesel engine emissions-test cheat software removed.
Owners were contacted on February 29 to have the 2.0 litre EA189 diesel engines in their cars brought to a local VW dealership for the 30-minute procedure. VW say the measure will “not lead to a deterioration of the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, engine performance, torque and vehicle acoustics.” It also says meeting the minimum emissions requirements of both Euro 4 and Euro 5 standards remains unchanged.
Owners of affected Passat, Jetta, Polo, Golf, Tiguan, Caddy and Eos models with the 2.0-litre EA189 and 1.6-litre diesel engines will be contacted in the following months and serviced later in the year.
For 1.6-litre engines, a new ‘Flow Straightener’ will be inserted into the air intake system, and take the process duration to an hour.
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