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VW drivers could face 10-month wait

Motorists are being warned that work to fix some of the cars affected by the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal will not start until next autumn. Paul Willis, the boss of VW’s UK divisions, said work on vehicles with 1.6-litre EA189 engines is scheduled to get under way on 26 September. It is hoped work on cars with 2.0-litre engines, meanwhile, […]

Vauxhall recalls 220,000 Zafira cars

Vauxhall has announced a recall of 220,000 Zafira B cars, following a series of fires. The recall has come after more than 130 fires were first reported, via a Facebook group. The fires are said to have originated behind the glove-box, in the heating and ventilation system. The affected model is the Zafira B, built between 2005 and 2014 and […]

Porsche recall Mecans over fuel hose

Premium carmaker Porsche is recalling almost 59,000 of its Macan models worldwide after a fault with the fuel hose was identified. Porsche is contacting the owners of 58,881 Macan S and Turbo models after a problem was spotted inside the engine bay, which could potentially cause petrol leaks and risk of fire. It is estimated that around 1,200 vehicles in […]

FCA recalls 900,000 vehicles worldwide

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has said it will recall nearly 900,000 vehicles around the world to fix issues related to airbag deployment and anti-lock braking systems. The firm said it was recalling 284,089 model-year 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees SUVs in the United States to replace some components linked to the deployment of airbags. The company said it […]

400,000 VW cars need injectors

Around 400,000 Volkswagen cars in the UK will need fuel injectors altered as well as a software fix, according to the UK boss. Paul Willis, UK managing director, said that cars fitted with the 1.6Litre diesel engine would need the injectors modified. Those with the larger 2Litre engine would only need a software fix, he told the Commons Transport select […]

VW knew about emissions in 2014

Volkswagen’s US boss, Michael Horn, has admitted he was aware early last year of the emissions cheating affecting millions of the company’s vehicles. Horn said he was told about a ‘possible emissions non-compliance’ in the spring of 2014. The revelation was made in testimony due to be presented to a committee of the US House of Representatives investigating the scandal on Thursday. […]

VW recall to start in January

Volkswagen expects to start a recall of cars affected by the emissions scandal in January, according to newly appointed chief executive, Matthias Mueller. All affected cars will be fixed by the end of 2016, he told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and added that only a few employees have been involved in the scandal. Europe’s biggest carmaker has said emissions test-cheating […]

VW apologise for emissions error

Volkswagen has apologised after US regulators found some of its cars disguised pollution levels. VW chief executive, Martin Winterkorn said, ‘I personally am deeply sorry that we have broken the trust of our customers and the public.’ An investigation has now been launched into the device that allowed VW cars to emit less during tests than they would while driving […]

GM to pay $900 million over ignition switches

General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million (£581 million) and sign a deferred-prosecution agreement to end a US government investigation into its handling of an ignition-switch flaw linked to 124 deaths. The arrangement means GM will be charged criminally with hiding the defect from regulators and in the process defrauding consumers, but the case will be put on hold […]

Jeeps USB security update criticised

Fiat Chrysler has started distributing a software patch for millions of vehicles, via a USB stick sent in the post. In July, two hackers revealed they had been able to take control of a Jeep Cherokee via its internet-connected entertainment system. The car firm has been criticised by security experts who say posting a USB stick is not the best […]

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