German carmaker Audi, part of Volkswagen, on Friday, July 21, announced a recall of about 850 thousand diesel vehicles worldwide.
«Audi offers its customers in Europe and other markets (other than USA and Canada) program for the conversion of vehicles with engines that meet environmental standards «Euro-5 and Euro-6». A total of 850 thousand cars around the world with six — and eight-cylinder turbo engine will get the software update, – TASS quoted the press release of the company.
As noted in the Audi, «flashing» is designed to increase the environmental friendliness of cars «in the conditions of real exploitation.» The software update was developed in cooperation with the Supervisory authorities of Germany.
Recall that in early June the Minister of transport of Germany Alexander Dobrindt said that Audi has installed it on their cars a special software that allowed you to change data on emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere.