BERLIN (Reuters) -- Volkswagen's modification of about 2.5 million diesel cars in Germany is being delayed by at least six weeks, the daily newspaper Bild reported.
The automaker has not yet received approval from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for proposed technical fixes for the Passat midsize model, the newspaper said today, citing a KBA spokesman.
The KBA was still examining the technical solutions submitted by VW and it's unclear whether the engine will comply with Euro 5 emission standards after the refitting, Bild quoted the KBA spokesman as saying.
In October, the KBA demanded that VW recall models with 1.2-liter, 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter diesel engines fitted with software designed to cheat on pollution tests for harmful NOX emissions.
VW started recalling the 2.0 liter diesel Amarok pickup in late January after winning approval for the first stage of its recall of 8.5 million VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat vehicles in Europe with rigged diesel engines.
The automaker had originally planned to start refitting more than 500,000 Passat models on Feb. 29, Bild said.
VW did not return calls seeking comment.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report