Germany: Recall order issued for Porsche Cayennes with 'unauthorised' emission software

W/S Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt at lecternSOT, Alexander Dobrindt, Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (German): «It is about a Porsche Cayenne 3 litre, TDI, generation 2, MP euro 6, gear AL 1-1000 with 193 kilowatt. And we are obliging Porsche to recall this car, because an unauthorised switch-off device for the cleaning of... Еще waste gas has been identified in this car, and we are imposing a prohibition on the registration of this vehicle, meaning that no new vehicles [of this type] can be brought into circulation.» M/S Cameraperson *CUTAWAY*SOT, Alexander Dobrindt, Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (German): «It's suspected that this vehicule has a similar device. Structural equality doesn't mean that it has the same software, but supposedly the same software has been used. However, this will first be investigated by us, and in accordance with the Volkswagen hearing, it will reveal whether it is like that or not. Nevertheless, the probability is quite high.» M/S Journalists *CUTAWAY*SOT, Alexander Dobrindt, Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (German): «The costs will of course be borne 100 percent by the manufacturer. Car owners have to be all be addressed, just as is the case in other recalls we have at the moment. They will be called to bring in their cars for modification."M/S Journalists *CUTAWAY*SOT, Alexander Dobrindt, Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (German): «There is no clarification on the reason why there is this software in this car. These cars are equipped with a modern emmision control technology; so, from our perspective, these cars are technically able to comply with the emmision limit. For this reason, we believe that Porsche is able to quickly provide a modified, conforming software that brings these cars to a status that complies with the law.» C/U Logo from Ministry of Transport and Digital InfrastructureW/S Dobrindt leaving press conferenceSCRIPTFederal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt announced in Berlin the recall and ban of all Porsche Cayenne models equipped with 3-litre engines, Thursday, after the discovery of an «unauthorised switch-off device for the cleaning of waste gas» emissions."It is about a Porsche Cayenne 3 litre, TDI, generation 2, MP euro 6, gear AL 1-1000 with 193 kilowatt,» explained Dobrindt, before going on to announce, «We are obliging Porsche to recall this car, because an unauthorised switch-off device for the cleaning of waste gas has been identified in this car, and we are imposing a prohibition on the registration of this vehicle, meaning that no new vehicles [of this type] can be brought into circulation.» The German Transport and Digital Infrastructure Ministry currently does not know «the reason why there is this software in this car,» as such Porsche Cayenne models come «equipped with a modern emmision control technology; so, from our perspective, these cars are technically able to comply with the emmision limit.» The minister said that the costs behind the recall «will of course be borne 100 percent by the manufacturer» and that car owners «will be called to bring in their cars for modification."Authorities suspect that the software used by Porsche is similar to the one used in 2015 by Volkswagen on its vehicles to cheat on emission tests.

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