Should Volkswagen pay to replace the EGR valve?

I had to have the EGR valve on my Volkswagen Polo 1.6 replaced at a cost of £609. The car has done approximately 51,000 miles and has not yet had the emissions fix. Do I have any hope of getting all or some of my money back from Volkswagen?

Asked on 16 January 2017 by Rosemary Tandy

Answered by Honest John
We're getting a lot of these EGR failures with the EA189 1.6 TDI, including two yesterday immediately after having the NOx emissions fix. I think the engines are fundamentally faulty and that where they are significantly under 80,000 miles VW should pay for replacement EGRs. over 80,000 miles, EGRs clogging up is to be expected anyway. Has always been a problem with VAG TDIs ever since the original 1.9 TDI 90.
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