German TDIs that Aren’t Fixed Will Be Taken Off the Road

Germany has announced that dieselgate affected VWs that aren’t retrofitted with VW’s fix, will have to be taken off the road.

Many owners are unwilling to have their TDIs fixed due to fears that their performance will be negatively impacted.

Despite assurances from both VW and the KBA (Germany’s federal motor transport authority) that the fix—usually consisting of a filter or a software update—doesn’t hurt performance, media reports have found cars whose performance was worse following the fix.

A report from Germany’s Focus magazine says that owners who refuse to retrofit their diesels could have their cars deregistered as early as August.

So far 5.5 million TDIs have been fixed in Europe, with 1.8 million of those coming from Germany.

[source: carscoops]