Volkswagen to begin recalling first Irish vehicles in January

Group Ireland chief executive Lars Himmer apologies and admits emissions tests were "mishandled"

21st October, 2015
Lars Himmer before the transport committee today. Pic: rte.ie

VW Group Ireland chief executive Lars Himmer has apologised for "letting down" customers in the wake of the emissions scandal.

Himmer who was before the Oireachtas transport committee this morning said the motor company now hopes to begin recalling the first Irish vehicles in January.

An estimated 115,000 vehicles here are affected by the ongoing controversy over their emissions software. It is understood it will take several months before all of these are recalled.

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