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01st Oct 2015

Volkswagen is recalling 80,000 Irish cars after emissions software fault

The breakdown is here

Joe Harrington


The breakdown is here.

Volkswagen has confirmed that 79,348 Irish cars are being recalled because of a software designed to cheat emissions tests.

The breakdown of the Irish cars affected are: 34,387 Volkswagen passenger cars, 16,484 Audis, 16,004 Skodas, 4,365 Seats, and 8,107 VW commercial vehicles.

Volkswagen also say that up to 30,000 used imports on Irish roads may have the software in their engine management system.

The engines that contain the software are 1.2-litre, 1.6-litre and 2-litre in Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen vehicles made between 2008 and 2014.


In a statement published in the Irish Times, the firm said: “In the coming days, the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) details of affected vehicles will be released centrally from brands to retailers. In addition, an international online self-serve process for customers to check if their vehicle is affected based on VIN will be set up.

“In addition for Ireland, a website for all brands based on registration number is planned to cover both domestic sales and privately imported used vehicles from other markets, such as the UK.

“Affected customers will be contacted, with details of a process to get their vehicles corrected in the near future. In the meantime, all vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy.”