Audi issues new recall after diesel cheating system discovered again

BERLIN — Germany’s transport ministry confirmed a media report on Monday that the KBA automotive watchdog detected illicit emission-control software in Audi’s latest diesel models and ordered a recall of the vehicles.

Some 127,000 vehicles from Audi, a unit of Volkswagen, designed to meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards are affected worldwide, including 77,600 vehicles are registered in Germany, a spokeswoman for the German transport ministry said.

Newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported that road transport authority KBA had told Audi to respond by Feb. 2 on how it plans to update vehicle software controlling emissions, making sure the cars are unable to illegally manipulate emission controls.

Audi said in a statement on Sunday that the models had been included in a voluntary recall of 850,000 diesel vehicles with V6 and V8 TDI engines announced in July.

Reporting by Michael Nienaber

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