By: Tian Yu-bin and Lee Mei-yu
Taipei, Oct. 31 (CNA) Troubled German carmaker Volkswagen will recall 18,000 cars in
Taiwan around next January as a result of a diesel emissions scandal, according to the carmaker’s Taiwan branch.
In the wake of the emissions scandal, Germany’s federal motor transport authority has ordered a compulsory recall of all affected Volkswagen cars in the country, starting from Jan. 1.
The carmaker’s Taiwan branch said it will try to follow its headquarter’s instructions by recalling the affected cars in Taiwan around the same time.
The emissions scandal was exposed in September when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that emissions control software was being used on Volkswagen diesel cars to meet American environmental standards through defeat codes in their onboard computer systems to fool emissions-testing equipment. [FULL STORY]