VW has fixed only 10% UK diesel vehicles affected by emissions scandal

VW has fixed only 10% UK diesel vehicles affected by emissions scandal

According to the latest figures released by beleaguered German automaker Volkswagen (VW), the company has fixed only 1 in 10 of its UK diesel vehicles affected by its emissions-cheating scandal which broke in September 2015.

The diesel emissions controversy, revolving around VW’s diesel vehicles fitted with software to cheat the US emissions tests, began on September 18, 2015, after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that nearly 482,000 VW diesel cars in the country were equipped with illegal defeat-device software. The EPA asked VW to recall all the diesel vehicles affected by the scandal, to fix the issue.

In the UK, the VW diesel emissions scandal affected 1.2 million vehicles, including the VW brand, Audi, Skoda, Seat and VW commercial vehicles.

In its recent disclosure to the Press Association, VW said that it has thus far undertaken remedial action on "over 110,000 vehicles in the UK." The disclosure implies that only 10 percent of the vehicles affected by the emissions scandal have been fixed in the UK till now.

Describing the efforts made by VW in the past one year in dealing with the emissions scandal as "simply unacceptable," Louise Ellman -- Labour MP and chairperson of the Transport Select Committee – said: “… nine out of 10 drivers are still waiting for their car to be recalled. Time and time again, VW's schedule has slipped.”

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