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    As the Diesel Emits: Volkswagen CEO Says A Recall for Affected Diesel Vehicle to Begin Next Year


    • Volkswagen Says A Recall Is Imminent for Affected Diesel Vehicles*
      *For Europe

    Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller told a German publication that it would launch a recall for diesel vehicles that have emission-cheating software starting in January and hopefully finish up fixing all of the vehicles by the end of the year.

     

    "If all goes according to plan, we can start the recall in January. All the cars should be fixed by the end of 2016," Mueller told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

     

    Now it should be noted this is only for vehicles in Europe. A Volkswagen of America spokeswoman says the EPA has to agree to the fix that Volkswagen would present. No timetable was given as to when a fix would be announced.

     

    Muller said a number of vehicles could be fixed by a software update, while others will need new injectors or larger catalytic converters.

     

    Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung via Reuters, CNN Money

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    My gut tells me they are trying to brush this off with the it is a software update only, but the engineer in me is saying it will have to be much more. The larger injectors, larger cat's are just the tip of this big mess. I suspect the EPA is also going to want to make a statement and make sure VW does this even better than just the majority getting software updates.

     

    We still have not seen the class action lawsuits that are sure to follow based in loss of value, HP, etc.

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    We still have not seen the class action lawsuits that are sure to follow based in loss of value, HP, etc.

     

    They already have started. I have been seeing pictures from Volkswagen owners showing flyers saying they are entitled to join a class action lawsuit.

    Also, the attorney general of West Virginia has filed a suit against VW. 

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    What is sad is the Class Action Suits will only take money from VW and most of it will go to the Lawyers. The owners in the end will get some kind of a discount on an Oil Change or some other worthless perk. That is the sad joke of the Class Action as it is just legal corporate blackmail under the guise to help the consumer and in the end the consumer 99% of the time get squat. Every time I have been contacted I was part of a settlement I have never gotten anything of real value yet the lawyers walk away with millions.

    They really should limit the lawyers on their part of the take and dictate what is to go to the represented.

    I suspect the fix my be different due to the different years, where they are located and regulations.

    The Euro cars already have a lower standard so odds are they will need less to be addressed but say in California here they may need some major changes that will far exceed the $400 they saved.

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