Audi is recalling around 5000 cars in Europe for a software fix after discovering they emitted too much nitrogen oxide, the polluting gas that Volkswagen hid from U.S. regulators in the 2015 “dieselgate” scandal.
In 2015 Volkswagen was found to have manipulated engine software so that the vehicles would meet the correct nitrogen oxide standards in laboratory testing but not in real-world conditions.
Audi said it would update the software of the 4997 A8 model vehicles with 4.2 litre V8 diesel engines, which were made between September 2013 and August 2017.
The software updates will likely be available in the first quarter of 2018 after winter testing.
“During the testing, it will be ensured that the new software has no disadvantages for customers in terms of fuel consumption or performance.”