German watchdog orders recall of Audi A6, A7 diesel models: Transport Ministry

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German motor authority KBA has ordered a recall of Audi A6 and A7 models with 3.0 liter 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 VOWG_p.DE, 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.

Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Michael Nienaber