Volkswagen recalls millions of vehicles due to emissions scandal

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German auto-giant Volkswagen is recalling 11 million vehicles worldwide. It comes in the wake of a massive emissions scandal that’s seen the company’s CEO resign and the launch of investigations in several countries.

Volkswagen shares continued to fall in Tuesday trading amid ongoing fears the scope of the scandal could yet widen.

CCTV’s Guy Henderson filed this report from Berlin.

Volkswagen recalls millions of vehicles due to emissions scandal

German auto-giant Volkswagen is recalling 11 million vehicles worldwide. It comes in the wake of a massive emissions scandal that's seen the company's CEO resign and the launch of investigations in several countries. Volkswagen shares continued to fall in Tuesday trading amid ongoing fears the scope of the scandal could yet widen, as CCTV's Guy Henderson filed this report from Berlin.

More details:

  • Two million rigged engines were made at a Hungarian Audi factory. Eastern Europe is a manufacturing hub for the German car industry. The global emissions scandal has already cost the jobs of former CEO Martin Winterkorn and two senior engineers.
  • The new boss, Matthias Mueller, now plans to recall all 11 million vehicles and fix the existing software that was designed to mislead car owners. German environmental groups warn they’ll carry out further tests on other makes of cars in the coming days.

Dean Crutchfield explains the relationship of government and industry in Germany

Dean Crutchfield is Senior Vice President of Sterling Brands.

Dean Crutchfield explains the relationship of government and industry in Germany

Dean Crutchfield is Senior Vice President of Sterling Brands.