Volkswagen Plans to Launch a Recall in January and Fix the Affected Diesel Cars by Next Year End

Volkswagen Plans to Launch a Recall in January and Fix the Affected Diesel Cars

Volkswagen, the German automaker has been the center of focus for wrong reasons of late. The carmaker admitted using devices to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

The car maker has admitted selling eleven million diesel cars all over the world that were equipped with engines which give out a lot more pollution than what is allowed by the Clean Air Act.

In an interview, Matthias Mueller, the Chief Executive of VW said that the company will be launching a recall in January for all those cars that are affected by the diesel emission crisis. The cars are expected to be fixed by next year end.

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

A company spokeswoman said that especially for the U.S. market, the action has to be first agreed upon by the Environmental Protection Agency and there was no timing announced for that.

According to the newspaper report, Mueller said he believes there were only a number of employees who were are responsible for the diesel emissions rigging which has harmed the reputation and damaged the stocks of the company. He also hinted that Martin Winterkorn his detail-oriented predecessor should have known something regarding it.

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