Volkswagen Emissions Scandal - do I have a strong case?

I am the owner of a 2011 VW Polo 1.6 TDI and have just received a letter informing me my emissions fix is ready. Should I carry out this fix? I have read some reports of EGR faults on 1.6 engines following fixes. I have already had to replace the EGR valve last year at 55,000 miles (which in itself is ridiculous). Are you aware of any other problems owners are experiencing post fix?

Asked on 28 January 2017 by Cameron

Answered by Honest John
It will be interesting. The EA189 1.6TDI recall only started this year because it is more complex than for the 2.0TDIs, involving a small hardware modification as well as software. What has been happening in a lot of cases is that the EGR almost immediately gets clogged up and needs replacing. EGRs have been a problem with EA189 1.6TDIs anyway, but apparently the NOx emissions fix gives them more work to do that tips already halfclogged EGRs over capacity. If this happens to your already replaced EGR you will have a very strong legal case against the dealer and against VAG to replace the EGR FoC.
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