FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group has received regulatory approval for technical fixes on car models with 1.6-liter diesel engines, the automaker said today in a statement.
This will allow the company to recall another 2.6 million cars affected by its diesel-emissions scandal in Europe.
Approval by German motor authority KBA is valid for countries throughout Europe where 8.5 million cars of nearly 11 million vehicles worldwide are affected.
The KBA had already approved fixes for around 5.6 million VW Group models with 1.2-liter and 2.0-liter engines, which required only a software update on pollution control systems.
The 1.6-liter TDI engines of type EA 189 that were cleared today also require a mesh to be installed near the air filter.