Volkswagen Australia has confirmed which model lines are affected by the emissions-cheat scandal dubbed "dieselgate", revealing 77,149 cars sold in Australia by Volkswagen and Skoda are equipped with suspect engine management software.
The list covers models equipped with 1.6 and 2.0 litre versions of VW's EA189 diesel engine, and stretches as far back as 2008.
A full list of affected model years is below, but customers wanting to ascertain whether their car is affected can check their car's VIN on Volkswagen Australia's dedicated support site.
Alternatively Volkswagen customers can also call 1800 607 822, while and Skoda customers can contact 1800 607 540.
Volkswagen – 54,745 cars affected
- Golf (2009-2013)
- Polo (2009-2014)
- Jetta (2010-2015)
- Passat CC (2008-2012)
- CC (2011-2015)
- Passat (2008-2015)
- Eos (2008-2014)
- Tiguan (2008-2015)
Skoda – 5,148 cars affected
- Octavia (2009-2013)
- Yeti (2011-2015)
- Superb (2009-2015)
Volkswagen Commercial - 17,256 cars affected
- Caddy (2010-2015)
- Amarok (2011-2012)
According to Volkswagen the current-gen diesel Volkswagen Golf 7, Touareg, Amarok, Transporter and Crafter models are not equipped with the EA189 engine and are fully emissions-compliant. Same too for the current-generation Octavia diesel.
But while Volkswagen Australia has identified which models are affected, a fix has yet to be offered.
The company's local arm says it's still waiting on a technical solution to be provided by head office in Germany, and until then customers should continue to use their cars as normal.
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