VW recalls underway in Australia

Volkswagen will get its car repair work underway, following the emissions cheating scandal.

The car maker has gained approval from the Federal Government to recall 61,000 cars that were installed with software that can cheat diesel emissions tests.

Millions of cars overseas have already had the issue corrected.


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Vehicles in the US are being bought back as part of a $20 billion settlement.

Volkswagen Australia released a statement saying “software solutions” are available for 35,000 vehicles immediately, the remainder will be done next year.

The fix includes a software update and some “minor” mechanical changes.  Work will be done for free.

Owners of affected vehicles will receive a letter from Volkswagen, inviting them to make an appointment with their local dealer.

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