The BBC’s consumer investigation programme, Watchdog is investigating complaints by owners who claim their cars have been going into limp mode after they received the official dieselgate fix to correct so-called defeat device software.
The reported, which aired last week, revealed that 5,052 Volkswagen owners from a sample of 9,500 had reported reduced fuel efficiency or engine performance.
14 per cent of drivers said their car had gone into limp mode.
The programme spoke to one such owner, a mother who was driving on a dual carriageway with her son when the car went into limp mode and whilst she was manoeuvring the car off the road, a lorry crashed into them.
In a statement, Volkswagen Group said: “In the UK, the Volkswagen Group has implemented the technical measures in more than 720,000 vehicles and in over five million vehicles across Europe.
“To be clear, there is no systemic problem.
“The overwhelming majority of our customers have been fully satisfied.
“Implementation of the technical measures does not cause limp home mode to engage nor does it increase the incidence of limp home mode occurring.
“Relevant authorities have confirmed that the technical measures have no adverse impact on the MPG figures, the CO2 emissions figures, engine output, maximum torque and noise of the affected vehicles.
“Nor does the implementation of the technical measures have a negative impact on the durability of the engine or the emission control system.”
Leave your comments below.