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German watchdog orders recall of Audi A6, A7 diesel models

An Audi A6 is displayed at the car maker's booth during a press day ahead of the Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva.

[FRANKFURT] German motor authority KBA has ordered a recall of Audi A6 and A7 models with 3.0 litre Euro 6 diesel engines after finding illegal emissions software in them, Germany’s Transport Ministry said. 

Some 33,000 vehicles are affected in Germany, and a total 60,000 worldwide, it said on Wednesday. 

Audi, a premium brand of Volkswagen, had already said last month that it had stopped deliveries of A6 and A7 models with a certain type of diesel engine after discovering unspecified problems with emissions software. 


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