22.1.2018Audi ordered to recall 125,000 diesel models over emissions
Audi has been ordered to recall 127,000 vehicles in Germany, after the country's KBA automotive industry authority found illicit emissions control systems fitted.
Reports by Reuters say that the issue affects much of the Audi range - A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7 models - and the suspected illegal software has been fitted to the manufacturer's latest Euro 6 3.0 litre V6 diesel engines.
The news is a fresh hit to the VW Group as part of the long-running Emissions Scandal, which has previously involved millions of models, but older versions of engines used.
Initial impressions bear a striking resemblance to the Emissions Scandal, which found 'defeat devices' fitted to the software systems in cars that turned the emissions control elements off when driving normally, but turned them back on when the car detected it was being tested.
Last year Audi recalled up to 850,000 diesel cars to try and improve emissions, with reports stating that the cars involved in this latest announcement were included in that previous voluntary recall.
The majority of the recall involves German owned cars, reports Bild am Sonntag - 77,600 of the 127,000 ordered for recall.