Nigeria’s Consumer Protection Council, Tuesday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to Volkswagen Nigeria demanding that they provide information on the status of its vehicles in relation to the emissions cheating software, which had reportedly affected 11 million cars worldwide.
In a letter to the auto manufacturer dated October 26, 2015, signed by its Director General, Mrs. Dupe Atoki, CPC drew the attention of the company to allegations that a software was installed in Volkswagen vehicles to cheat emissions test.
It said, “The publications also indicated that Volkswagen had admitted that vehicles with 1.2, 1.6, and 2.0 litre EA 189 engines are all affected, (i.e. Golf, Beatle, Jetta and Passat models).”
CPC is requesting that Volkswagen Nigeria, within seven days of the receipt of its letter make available the number of affected vehicles in Nigeria, steps taken to inform and sensitise consumers and efforts being made to facilitate quick recall of such vehicles in the country.