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In light of the investigation into emissions from diesel engines built by the Volkswagen Group, we would like to inform you that all new Volkswagen Commercial vehicles with EU6 engines are not affected. Transporter, Caravelle, California and Crafter are also unaffected.
We would also like to take this opportunity to reassure you that independent testing authorities have confirmed that there will be no negative impact on engine performance, maximum torque, fuel consumption, noise and CO2 emissions as a result of having this update applied.
We now have technical measures drawn up for the affected EA 189 engines (1.6-litre and 2.0-litre) which have been ratified by the relevant type approval authority, and we will be writing to our customers in turn as we roll out the service action programme.
How to check if your vehicle is affected
We have developed a simple ‘self-service’ website, so that you can check if your vehicle is affected by the EA 189 NOx emissions issue.
All you need to do is enter the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) details of your vehicle. Please note that it can take up to 28 days from your vehicle having the technical measure applied for the website to show your vehicle as having the technical measure completed.
How to find your VIN: You can find your VIN using our Registration to VIN look-up service at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can find your VIN in the front of the service book or at the bottom of the windscreen on the right hand side (as you look into the vehicle from the outside).
The VIN will look like this: WVWZZZ1JZXW000010
With the Trust Building Measure, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is informing its customers that it would consider any complaints that are established to have arisen as a result of the implementation of the technical measure on vehicles with EA189 type diesel engines and that relate to certain parts of the engine and exhaust treatment system. The Trust Building Measure applies for a period of 24 months from when the vehicle receives the technical measure and only to vehicles with mileage of under 160,000 miles at the time the Trust Building Measure is implemented (whichever comes earlier).
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has always said that implementing the technical measure has no adverse impact on fuel consumption figures, CO2 emissions figures, engine output, torque, noise emissions, or durability of the engine and its components. All figures relevant to type approval for the vehicle will remain valid. The regulatory authorities have expressly confirmed that the regulatory requirements are met. The confirmation also applies to the durability requirements for emission control systems. The Trust Building Measures has no bearing on this position.
With the Trust Building Measure, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is sending a clear signal that the update has no negative effects on vehicle durability. This measure should serve to strengthen customer confidence in the technical measure and should encourage more customers to have their cars updated.
Customers can soon receive detailed information about the terms and scope of the Trust Building Measure from all authorized dealers and workshops for their respective vehicle brand..
The Trust Building Measure applies to all Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA models with EA189 type diesel engines that have received the technical measure.
The Trust Building Measure will be offered to all Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles customers whose vehicles are fitted with an EA189 type diesel engine and who are having their vehicle updated as part of service measure 23Q7 in the context of the diesel matter. It applies only to vehicles with mileage of under 160,000 miles at the time the Trust Building Measure is implemented. To be eligible, customers must present proof that all manufacturer-recommended service and maintenance work has been completed (i.e. this applies to vehicles with a full service history).
The Trust Building Measure also extends to all customers whose eligible vehicles have already received the technical measure, from the date they received it (provided that all other requirements for the Trust Building Measure are met). The Trust Building Measure is linked to the vehicle identification number and would extend to a new owner if the vehicle is sold within the 24-month period covered by the application criteria.
The Trust Building Measure applies worldwide with the exception of the United States, Canada and South Korea, which are subject to different regulations.
The Trust Building Measure covers a total of 11 components within the exhaust gas recirculation system, the fuel injection system and the emissions after treatment system: lambda probe, temperature sensor, EGR changeover valve, exhaust gas recirculation valve, exhaust gas recirculation pressure differential sensor, injector, high pressure pump, fuel rail, pressure control valve, pressure sensor, high pressure pipelines.
The Trust Building Measure has no bearing on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’s position that the technical measures do not have any negative effects on the durability of the engine and its components. The regulators have confirmed that the technical measures meet all legal requirements and have no adverse impact on fuel consumption figures, CO2 emissions figures, engine output, torque and noise emissions.
In addition to the conditions outlined above:
1) The Trust Building Measure