Owners of a Suzuki Vitara or a Jeep Grand Cherokee must return their diesel cars to the manufacturer for a software update. The software currently installed in the cars report much less nitrogen emissions than the cars actually emit. Minister Cora van Veldhoven of Environment called it unacceptable and issued this mandatory recall, NOS reports.
Nearly half of diesel cars were found to be using software that manipulated the emissions so they would be granted environmental certification, new research by the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) shows. The evidence could trigger massive automotive recalls across the country.
The RDW tested 30 different models, of which 16 were using software that potentially causes fraudulent results, broadcaster NOS reported on Friday.
Skoda drivers are the best drivers in the Netherlands, as they cause 28 percent fewer accidents and damage compared to the national average, according to research conducted by Generali Nederland. The best drivers in the country live in Drenthe, who caused 24 percent less damage last year than drivers from other provinces, the study also shows.