Germany's transport ministry confirms recall of Audi's Euro-6 diesel models due to illicit emission

Germany’s transport ministry confirmed a media report on Monday that the KBA automotive watchdog detected illicit emission-control software in Audi’s latest Euro-6 diesel models and ordered a recall of the vehicles.

Audi logo seen on an Audi A7 sedan. Image: Reuters.

Audi logo seen on an Audi A7 sedan. Image: Reuters.

Some 127,000 vehicles from Audi, a unit of Volkswagen, are affected worldwide including 77,600 vehicles are registered in Germany, a spokeswoman for the German transport ministry said during a regular news conference.

Newspaper Bild is Sonntag reported that road transport authority KBA had told Audi to respond by 2 February on how it plans to update vehicle software controlling emissions, making sure the cars are unable to illegally manipulate emission controls.

Audi said in a statement on Sunday that the models had been included in a voluntary recall of 850,000 diesel vehicles with V6 and V8 TDI engines announced in July.

Updated Date: Jan 23, 2018 08:19 AM