VW service employee in front of a red Volkswagen with diesel engine and with open bonnet in a workshop
VW service employee in front of a red Volkswagen with diesel engine and with open bonnet in a workshop
VW service employee in front of a red Volkswagen with diesel engine and with open bonnet in a workshop
VW service employee in front of a red Volkswagen with diesel engine and with open bonnet in a workshop

EA189 service action

EA189 service action

Check if your vehicle is affected by the EA 189 NOx emissions issue.

Check if your vehicle is affected by the EA 189 NOx emissions issue.

Every single customer is important to us.

The EA189 service action is about much more than just engines. It is about every single customer.

That’s why we have so far successfully updated over eight hundred thousand Volkswagen vehicles.

But we did not stop there.  We have continued to develop, test and check.  All of our technical measures have been approved by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority after rigorous testing.  This means we can now implement the technical measure in affected Volkswagen diesel engines in the United Kingdom.

We thank you for your patience and loyalty towards our brand.

We will continue to work around the clock to restore your trust in the Volkswagen brand.  And we won’t be 100% satisfied until our customers are 100% satisfied with Volkswagen again.

Because every single customer is important to us.

Please note: we can only give information about Volkswagen vehicles.
For other Volkswagen Group brands, please visit the relevant brand websites:

Audi (https://www.audi.co.uk/dieselinfo)
SEAT (https://www.seat.co.uk/diesel-info)
ŠKODA (https://www.skoda.co.uk/dieselinfo)

 

VIN Check
EA189 service action

How to check if your vehicle is affected

We have developed a simple ‘self-service’ website, so that you can check if your vehicle is affected by the EA 189 NOx emissions issue.

All you need to do is enter the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) details of your vehicle.

Please note that it can take up to 28 days from your vehicle having the technical measure applied for the website to show the service action as completed. 

In case your vehicle is affected you can easily use our online service booking tool

Please note: This information is valid only for Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. For other Volkswagen Group brands, please visit the relevant brand website for the specific brand. The specific brand websites can be found at:

Audi (https://www.audi.co.uk/dieselinfo)
SEAT (https://www.seat.co.uk/diesel-info)
ŠKODA (https://www.skoda.co.uk/dieselinfo)

How to find your VIN

You can find your VIN in the front of the service book or at the bottom of the windscreen on the right hand side (as you look into the vehicle from the outside).

The VIN will look like this:
WVWZZZ1JZXW000010

Visualization of the place on the windscreen where the VIN is located on a VW car
On the windscreen
Visualization of the Volkswagen VIN number in part I of the registration certificate
In Part I of the Registration Certificate

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EA189 service action

Trust Building Measure – EA189 NOx issue

 

1. What is Volkswagen’s Trust Building Measure?
With the Trust Building Measure, Volkswagen is informing its customers that it would consider any complaints that are established to have arisen as a result of the implementation of the technical measure on vehicles with EA189 type diesel engines and that relate to certain parts of the engine and exhaust treatment system. The Trust Building Measure applies for a period of 24 months from when the vehicle receives the technical measure and only to vehicles with mileage of under 160,000 miles at the time the Trust Building Measure is implemented (whichever comes earlier).

Volkswagen has always said that implementing the technical measure has no adverse impact on fuel consumption figures, CO2 emissions figures, engine output, torque, noise emissions, or durability of the engine and its components. All figures relevant to type approval for the vehicle will remain valid. The regulatory authorities have expressly confirmed that the regulatory requirements are met. The confirmation also applies to the durability requirements for emission control systems. The Trust Building Measures has no bearing on this position.

With the Trust Building Measure, Volkswagen is sending a clear signal that the update has no negative effects on vehicle durability. This measure should serve to strengthen customer confidence in the technical measure and should encourage more customers to have their cars updated.

Customers can obtain detailed information about the terms and scope of the Trust Building Measure from all authorized dealers and workshops for their respective vehicle brand.

2. Which brands are offering the Trust Building Measure and which models are affected?
The Trust Building Measure applies to all Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA models with EA189 type diesel engines that have received the technical measure.

3. To whom does the Trust Building Measure apply?
The Trust Building Measure will be offered to all Volkswagen customers whose vehicles are fitted with an EA189 type diesel engine and who are having their vehicle updated as part of service measure 23R7 in the context of the EA189 NOx issue. It applies only to vehicles with mileage of under 160,000 miles at the time the Trust Building Measure is implemented. To be eligible, customers must present proof that all manufacturer-recommended service and maintenance work has been completed (i.e. this applies to vehicles with a full service history).

The Trust Building Measure also extends to all customers whose eligible vehicles have already received the technical measure, from the date they received it (provided that all other requirements for the Trust Building Measure are met). The Trust Building Measure is linked to the vehicle identification number and would extend to a new owner if the vehicle is sold within the 24-month period covered by the application criteria.

The Trust Building Measure applies worldwide with the exception of the United States, Canada and South Korea, which are subject to different regulations.

4. Which components are covered by the Trust Building Measure?
The Trust Building Measure covers a total of 11 components within the exhaust gas recirculation system, the fuel injection system and the emissions after treatment system: lambda probe, temperature sensor, EGR changeover valve, exhaust gas recirculation valve, exhaust gas recirculation pressure differential sensor, injector, high pressure pump, fuel rail, pressure control valve, pressure sensor, high pressure pipelines.

The Trust Building Measure has no bearing on Volkswagen’s position that the technical measures do not have any negative effects on the durability of the engine and its components. The regulators have confirmed that the technical measures meet all legal requirements and have no adverse impact on fuel consumption figures, CO2 emissions figures, engine output, torque and noise emissions.

5. What are the conditions for the Trust Building Measure?
In addition to the conditions outlined above:

1) The Trust Building Measure

• can only be made to, assessed by and used with an authorised dealer,
• applies to complaints only in materials used and work performed on the following components of the EGR, fuel injection system and emissions after treatment system: lambda probe, temperature sensor, EGR changeover valve, EGR valve, EGR pressure differential sensor, injector, high pressure pump, fuel rail, pressure control valve, pressure sensor, high pressure pipelines,
• does not cover replacement vehicles, out of pocket expenses, damages etc.

(2) provided that

• the affected EA 189 vehicle has participated in the service action 23R7
• the vehicle has been correctly serviced in accordance with the service schedules, updates and recalls as required by Volkswagen

(3) and provided that none of the following cases apply:

• cases of natural wearing, ie impairment of vehicle by wear and tear,
• the owner or a non authorised service partner or dealer has not orderly repaired, serviced or cared the vehicle (e.g. by using non genuine parts etc.),
• instructions for operation, treatment and care of the vehicle as e.g. outlined in the instruction manual have not been met,
• vehicle has been damaged by third party instances or external conditions such as accident, thunderstorm / hail, flood etc. which has caused the issue complained of,
• any complaint regarding the particulate filter which is due to ash load,
• parts have been built into the vehicle or the vehicle has been changed in an unauthorised way, e.g. through (chip) tuning,
• vehicle has been operated improperly, eg for motorsport competitions or in case of overload,
• vehicle holder has not notified a complaint within a reasonable time frame,
• vehicle holder has not given Volkswagen the opportunity to deal with the issue within a reasonable time frame.

6. Does the Trust Building Measure also apply if my vehicle has already participated in the technical measure?
Yes. As above, the Trust Building Measure also extends to all customers whose eligible vehicles have already received the technical measure, from the date they received it (provided that all other requirements for the Trust Building Measure are met).

If any customer has already incurred costs for relevant work performed on their vehicle, which they established to have arisen as a result of the implementation of the technical measure, Volkswagen will be pleased to investigate for you whether those costs will be covered by Volkswagen .  Any requests for such cost coverage must have been made to an authorised Volkswagen service partner within the same country as the work was conducted before 31 December 2017.

7. What rights do consumers have according to the Trust Building Measure (TBM)?
With the Trust Building Measure, Volkswagen is informing its customers that it would consider any complaints that are established to have arisen as a result of the implementation of the technical measure on vehicles with EA189 type diesel engines and that relate to certain parts of the engine and exhaust treatment system.

The Trust Building Measure covers a total of 11 components within the exhaust gas recirculation system, the fuel injection system and the emissions after treatment system: lambda probe, temperature sensor, EGR changeover valve, EGR valve, EGR pressure differential sensor, injector, high pressure pump, fuel rail, pressure control valve, pressure sensor, high pressure pipelines.

The Trust Building Measure applies for a period of 24 months from when the vehicle receives the technical measure and only to vehicles with mileage of under 160,000 miles at the time the Trust Building Measure is implemented (whichever comes earlier).

It also extends to all customers whose eligible vehicles have already received the technical measure, from the date they received it (provided that all the other requirements for the Trust Building Measure are met).

The Trust Building Measure has no bearing on Volkswagen’s position that the technical measures do not have any negative effects on the durability of the engine and its components. The regulators have confirmed that the technical measures meet all legal requirements and have no adverse impact on fuel consumption figures, CO2 emissions figures, engine output, maximum torque and noise emissions.

With the Trust Building Measure, Volkswagen is sending a clear signal that the update has no negative effects on vehicle durability. This measure should serve to strengthen customer confidence in the technical measure and should encourage more customers to have their cars updated.

Detailed information is available about the terms and scope of the Trust Building Measure from all authorized dealers and workshops for their respective vehicle brand, as well as online.

Of course all customers can also contact the responsible customer service contact by letter, e-mail or telephone on 0800 954 0225.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some important FAQs relating to current developments at Volkswagen.

Please note that the below FAQs apply to the EA189 service action only.

Contact us

We hope that our self-service tool answered all of your questions; however, should you have any more questions relating to the EA189 NOx issue, then please contact our dedicated Diesel Hotline. We'll be pleased to help you. 

Please find the contact details below:

Volkswagen:
0800 954 0225
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am - 8pm.

Commercial Vehicles:
0800 083 5109
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am - 8pm.

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