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VW: Fix Gets OK for 460,000 more Cars with Cheating Software

By on August 14, 2016

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 21:  The Volkswagen logo stands illuminated on an administrative building at the Volkswagen factory and company headquarters near an employee parking lot on October 21, 2015 in Wolfsburg, Germany. According to media reports a Volkswagen spokesman has acknowledged that the emissions cheating software the company installed in its EA 189 diesel motor in 11 million cars and light trucks worldwide might also be present in another diesel motor called the EA 228. The software the company deliberately installed manipulates diesel engine emissions results under testing conditions. Volkswagen faces investigations and fines in countries across the globe.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Volkswagen factory and company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

BERLIN – German automaker Volkswagen says it’s received approval from the country’s motor vehicle authority for technical fixes for another 460,000 cars equipped with software to help them cheat emissions tests.

Volkswagen said in a statement Sunday that the Federal Motor Transport Authority had approved the fix for vehicles with the 1.2-liter EA189 TDI diesel engine, including the smaller Polo and SEAT Ibiza models. VW says owners will be informed individually and given appointments at authorized workshops.

VW’s fix for larger 2.0-liter TDI engines has already been approved and the company has been working on implementing that since the start of the year.

In all, some 11 million cars were sold with the software worldwide.

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