Volkswagen Jetta CKD 15

Volkswagen is making good progress with its recall for the EA189 diesel engines that were involved in the dieselgate scandal. The automaker has announced that three weeks after it began implementing technical measures for its diesel engines, over 50% of the first wave of Amarok pick-ups have already been mended.

That amounts to some 4,300 Amaroks, all of which now meet the EU5 emissions standard after receiving new engine control software installed. The Passat will be next vehicle to be recalled in March after the pick-up truck.

Over the next few months, Volkswagen will implement the fixes on engines with 1.2 and 1.6 litre capacities, with the former scheduled for the end of the second quarter of 2016, and the latter to be carried out from the third quarter of the same year.

A software update is part of the fixes for the EA189 engines of 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0 litre capacities. However, the 1.6 litre engines will require an additional flow rectifier to be fitted to the intake duct. The automaker claims these measures will not affect fuel economy or performance figures, likewise CO2 or noise emissions.