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27 July 2017

Generation One Volkswagen 2.0 TDI Fix Approved

The fix is in for another 326,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesels with 2.0L TDI engines.

The EPA and the California Air Resources Board, along with Volkswagen, announced the approval of the fix earlier today. It covers “Generation One” models, which include 2009-2014 Jetta and Jetta SportWagen models, 2010-2014 Golfs, 2013 and 2014 Beetles and 2010-2013 Audi A3s. It covers both manual and automatic transmission-equipped cars

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That totals around 326,000 vehicles, on top of the nearly 70,000 2015s that had their software update approved earlier this year.

“An approved emissions modification is now available for more than 98 percent of eligible 2.0L TDI vehicles in the United States,” said Volkswagen.

The fix includes software changes, but there are hardware changes as well. The original emissions modification agreement specified that Generation One 2.0L TDI models require a new exhaust flap, exhaust gas recirculation filter, and NOx trap, or other hardware that could complete the same function. New diagnostic functions to ensure that the new hardware is functional are also required.

It’s good news for Volkswagen, who weren’t allowed to re-sell those cars until they were repaired using an approved fix. It’s also good news for owners who own affected cars, but wanted to keep them. They can now keep their fixed cars and get their settlement checks. Volkswagen said that owners of affected cars will be notified that they can receive the modifications at their preferred dealer.

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