Since the emergence of the Volkswagen emissions scandal in September, car owners worldwide have been concerned as to whether their vehicle might be affected. Well, Honda drivers; you can rest assured that your car is fully complicit with emissions regulations following a statement released by the manufacture.
The official statement read “Honda is confident that we fully comply with all testing requirements in every territory that we sell vehicles.”
Honda is among a number of other car manufacturers including Toyota, Vauxhall, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault, and Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) who have released a statement distancing themselves from any similar activity to that of VW.
It emerged during September that the German automotive giant had cheated on emissions testing in the US. Information released by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) proved VW to have been fitting some diesel engine cars sold in the US with a device which could detect when they were being tested.
The device could then change the cars performance during the test accordingly to improve its final emission results. Once back on the road, the device could then identity the car was no longer being tested, and would then revert back to a less efficient output.
Of course it isn’t just the US who are affected, and the German car manufacturer has said up to 11 million vehicles worldwide are effected.
1.2 Million of those affected vehicles are said to be in the UK. It’s not just Volkswagen cars either, with their parts being supplied in a number of other manufacturers models.
While the majority are still VW models, (508,276) there are also 393,450 Audi’s, 76,773 Seat’s, 131,569 Skoda’s and 79,030 commercial vehicles. Thankfully for Honda drivers, your car will not be affected or recalled anytime soon.
Elsewhere 984,064 vehicles are affected in France and 2.8 million in Germany, meaning the UK has the second highest globally.