VW says the recall plan is going as planned in Germany image

Volkswagen issued a statement in which it said that half of the affected Amarok pickups in Germany from the first recall wave were fixed.

Three weeks after the start of the recall campaign to apply the technical fixes for EA189 engines affected by the cheating software, Volkswagen Group announced it has already made the proper modifications on over 50 percent of the first wave in Germany. By Thursday, new engine control software has been installed in some 4,300 Volkswagen Amarok pickups, the German automaker said, and the model now meets the limits required to comply with the EU5 emissions standard. In December, the company proposed the specific technical measures to the Germen Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for the EA189 diesels that are over polluting and received the approval. As agreed with the regulators, Volkswagen has started the first recall at the end of January to fix the 2.0-litre diesels, and the Amarok pickup set the tone, while the 2.0-litre engines Passat will follow in March.

Modification of the 1.2-liter engines is scheduled for the end of the second quarter. Completing the recall, the measures for vehicles with a 1.6-litre engine will be carried out from the third quarter of 2016. If a software update is all what is needed to mend the 1.2-litre and 2.0-litre EA189 engines, an additional flow rectifier will be fitted to the intake duct on the 1.6-litre powered cars.