Golf EGR valve replacement - link to Volkswagen emissions scandal?

The EGR valve needs replacing on my four year old Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI. This will cost over £1000. This model is one of those affected by the Volkswagen emission scandal. Given that the EGR system is there to reduce NOx emissions, is it possible that my cars poor emission performance has led to my EGR valve needing replacement at only four years of age?

Asked on 18 December 2015 by zaid

Answered by Honest John
This is not in the least surprising because this is the EA189 Dieselgate engine on which EGR failures are extremely common. If you can't persuade the dealer and Volkswagen to replace it FoC, you will probably be able to get your money back in 2016 if a bunch of owners bring a class action against Volkswagen UK for failed EGRs.
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