On September 15, Volkswagen India issued a notice about a recall termed as “Necessary updates”. Which involves Polo GT and Vento with 1.5 engine mated to a manual transmission and the Jetta. There is no word from the company on how many units affect from the recall. Though models which have been made between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2017, will be part of the recall.
While the Jetta recall is associated with replacement of O-rings of the carbon canister as per the Conformity of Production (COP) process agreed with ARAI. The carbon canister is known to absorb fuel vapor to reduce pollution.
During a test from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) it was found the level of carbon monoxide was higher than 2.6 times the permissible limits. As a result, the sales of models were halted. Consequently, on April 1st, 2016, recall of 3,877 units of Vento powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to manual gearbox was made.
After the tests by ARAI Volkswagen India submitted a schedule to the National Green Tribunal(NGT). Therefore recall of over 3.23 lakh vehicles in the country fitted with EA 189 diesel engine and a ‘defeat device’ which helped to cheat the emission tests started.
The defeat device was a part of one of the biggest scandal in the automotive history by Volkswagen known as “Dieselgate Scandal”. A massive recall was announced after the scandal in India including different brands from Volkswagen group like Audi and Skoda. This recall for the Polo GT and Vento is a part of Diesel scandal recalls.
Certainly, the Volkswagen dealership will inform the customer if their car falls under the recall category. The fix would take around 30 minutes and will be free of cost.
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