TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The KBA was considering forcing 30,000 affected cars in Germany off the road, although it was more likely just to order further remedial work, the newspaper said. There are 370,000 of the models under investigation in Europe in total.
Germany’s Transport Ministry, which oversees the KBA, said it was aware of the allegations, but noted that the KBA’s investigation was not yet concluded.
A Volkswagen spokesman said internal quality controls for diesel cars with 1.2 liter engines, model EA189, had revealed irregularities which were now being analyzed.
He said Volkswagen had informed the authorities and the company was in continuous dialogue with them.