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emissions scandal

Volkswagen to recall 80,000 cars in Ireland

The company said affected customers will be contacted in the “near future”.

Updated at 11pm

VOLKSWAGEN IS TO recall 80,000 cars sold in Ireland in the wake of emissions cheating revelations.

The German car maker admitted last month that an estimated 11 million of the company’s diesel cars had been fitted with software that would trick emissions tests.

In a statement this afternoon, Volkswagen Group Ireland said affected customers will be contacted in the “near future” with details of a process to get their vehicles corrected.

“In the meantime, all vehicles are technically safe and roadworthy,” the company said.

The recall will involve 34,387 Volkswagen passenger cars, 16,485 Audi cars, 4,365 SEAT cars and 16,004 Skoda cars.

Some 8,107 commercial vehicles sold under the Volkswagen brand will also be recalled.

An additional 30,000 imported second-hand cars may also be affected.

The company said details of recalled vehicles will be released to retailers in the coming days.

It will also set up an online service to allow customers to check if their cars are affected.

First published at 5:45pm

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