Volkswagen GroupÂ will recall 8.5 million vehicles in the European Union’sÂ 28 member states, including the 2.4 million vehicles itÂ is already being forced to recall by the KBA, Germany’s transportation authority,Â the automaker announced Thursday.
Vehicles from the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands are included in the recall. The latest EA 288 diesel engine is not part of the recall.
Volkswagen said it will begin to rollout fixes in January 2016.
It was reported the KBA, Germany’s transportation authority, decided Volkswagen’s voluntary recall timetable was not fast enough and ordered the mandatory recall in response.
Authorities in Switzerland and Austria followed Germany and announced the forced recall would apply to those cars too, Bloomberg reported.
The EU28 includesÂ Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
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