CHENNAI: Beleaguered German automaker Volkswagen will recall 3,877 diesel Vento models from India after production conformity tests conducted by the ARAI found carbon monoxide (CO) emissions to be inconsistent.
The automaker, who has been in the eye of controversy after it was found to be duping emissions tests, will recall 3, 877 Vento cars with 1.5-litre diesel engine and manual gearbox, said a company statement released early on Friday. "At the same time, Volkswagen India is temporarily holding back sales of the manual gearbox version of the Volkswagen Vento with 1.5-litre diesel engine with immediate effect," said the statement.
Volkswagen India, according to the statement, is analysing the issue and will propose technical measures to ARAI to solve this inconsistency at the earliest.
"Once approved and confirmed by the competent authorities, Volkswagen India will implement the measures and resume the production and sales of the relevant vehicle. The same technical measures will also be
implemented in the impacted vehicles that are already with customers," it added.
Volkswagen has also assured that the problem impacts only the manual gearbox version of Vento with 1.5-litre diesel engine and is not connected to the global NOx emissions topic.
"All vehicles in the customer hands are technically safe and roadworthy. All other diesel models and variants of Volkswagen India, including Vento 1.5TDI with Automatic Transmission (DSG) and all diesel Polo cars, conform to the norms and will continue to be produced and sold in India," Volkswagen said.