MUNICH -- About 5 million Volkswagen brand cars are affected by the diesel emissions scandal, VW said.
The cars include sixth-generation VW Golfs, seventh-generation Passats and first-generation Tiguans that are equipped with type EA 189 diesel engines.
VW said it will inform all markets worldwide how many of vehicles are affected locally.
"We are working intensively on remedial measures in close coordination with the certification authorities. The vehicles are and remain technically safe and roadworthy," VW said in a statement on Friday.
VW has admitted that engine management software in cars with EA 189 diesel engines was manipulated to cheat U.S. emissions tests.
New VW diesel cars that fulfill the Euro 6 norm in Europe are not affected. "This therefore also includes the current Golf, Passat and Touran models," VW said.
VW Group said 11 million cars globally with Type EA 189 engines are affected by the software discrepancies. Vehicles from the group's Audi, Skoda and Seat marques likely are affected but the brands have not disclosed any details.