Audi recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles

German luxury carmaker and Volkswagen subsidiary Audi issued a voluntary recall of up to 850,000 diesel vehicles Friday, saying it would help reduce engine emissions.

The company said in a statement that vehicles with affected engines will receive a free software upgrade “that improves their emissions in real driving conditions beyond the current legal requirements.”

The company said the recall affects cars with fitted six- and eight cylinder diesel motors meeting the Euro 5 and 6 emission criteria which also involves Porsche as it is fitted with Audi engines. In a statement the company said it hopes to “counteract possible bans on diesel engines” with this recall




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