1.2 million Skoda cars equipped faker software

skodaSkoda, the Czech automobile manufacturer Volkswagen Group announced Monday that 1.2 million of its vehicles had been equipped with software for truqueur invalidate the results of emission tests.

“I can confirm that as part of the Skoda brand, it is globally about 1.2 million cars” made in the past, told AFP the spokesman for the Czech manufacturer Jozef Balaz. Volkswagen caused a scandal last week recognizing equipped with this software have 11 million more vehicles of its brands in the world to escape pollution controls.

“This concerns vehicles with EA 189 engines manufactured in the past which are in operation,” said Mr Balaz, in a statement which AFP obtained a copy.

According to him, these cars are “absolutely safe and suitable for everyday use”.

“All new cars of Skoda equipped with a diesel engine, available in European Union, must meet the European emission standard Euro 6,” also said the spokesman.

The Czech Ministry of Transport had already announced that it was preparing to order the recall of the affected cars to control. These include vehicles manufactured between 2009 and 2013, the ministry said.

Earlier in the day Monday, the German car manufacturer Audi had for its part announced that 2.1 million of its vehicles had been equipped with the faker software developed by Volkswagen.

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