Close  

S. Korea orders recall of 125,500 Volkswagen cars

/ 11:15 AM November 26, 2015
Volkswagen

In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, the Volkswagen logo of a car is photographed during a car show in Frankfurt, Germany. AP FILE PHOTO

SEOUL, South Korea—The South Korean government said Thursday it had ordered Volkswagen to recall 125,500 diesel vehicles, after tests confirmed the German automaker had faked emissions results from the cars’ engines.

READ: German auto giant Volkswagen slams into huge false emission scam

ADVERTISEMENT

Announcing the results of the tests, the Environment Ministry also said it was fining the company 14.1 billion won ($12.3 million).

Volkswagen should submit its detailed recall plans including how to improve emissions of the cars in question to the ministry by January 6, it said in a statement.

FEATURED STORIES

The vehicles were mostly those sold in South Korea between 2008 and 2015, and included the popular Tiguan model.

The world’s biggest carmaker by sales has admitted that up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide are fitted with devices that can switch on pollution controls when they detect the car is undergoing testing.

READ: Volkswagen admits 11 million cars have emissions cheating device

They then switch off the controls when the car is on the road, allowing it to spew out harmful levels of emissions.

The Environment Ministry in Seoul had conducted tests on a number of models apart from the Tiguan, including the Golf, Audi A3, Jetta and Beetle.

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Automobile, Germany, S. Korea, US, Volkswagen
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.