Volkswagen to start emission scandal recalls in Jan

Oct 07, 2015 (LBO) – German auto manufacturer Volkswagen says they will start to recall cars affected by its emissions scandal in January, foreign media reports said.

New chief executive of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller told German media that all affected cars will be fixed by the end of 2016.

According to the media report, Volkswagen has said emissions test-cheating software is present in 11 million diesel vehicles and only a few employees have been involved in the scandal.

Earlier, Mueller told employees at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg home plant in Germany the firm is facing changes that “will not be painless.”

“All investments that were not deemed absolutely necessary would be abandoned or delayed.” Technical solutions were “within view” and the firm would do everything it could to keep jobs secure, he said.

He said, future investment in plant, technology and vehicles would be put “under scrutiny.”

The car manufacturer is planning to set up an assembly and export unit in Sri Lanka.