Volkswagen-dragging-heals-over-emissions-fixOne year on from the emissions scandal rocked the German car maker to the core, it is still estimated that Volkswagen has yet to ‘fix’ 1.2 million affected cars in the UK.

Back in 2015, at the height of the scandal, the automaker vowed to have rectified the problem and fixed the cheating emissions software by January of 2017. As things currently stand however, only 110,000 vehicles have had the modifications.

Louise Ellman, chairman of Labour’s Transport Select Committee said: “One year on from the emissions scandal, nine out of ten drivers are still waiting for recalls.

“This is simply unacceptable. Paul Willis, VW UK’s managing director, promised us that VW drivers could expect to have their cars fixed by the end of this year.

“It’s time VW came clean with customers. If it refuses to do so, the Government must act.”

The owner of affected VW cars are said to be growing increasingly frustrated with the delays to the fix. Jim Holder of Autocar said: “there appears to be no end to the saga in sight”.

The Department of Transport said: “The new Minister met with VW UK to reaffirm the Governments calls for compensation and press for a fix as quickly as possible.”

Volkswagen UK said in a statement: “We’re working to apply technical measures to as many cars as swiftly as possible.”

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