Renault diesel car owners reluctant to update software
Until now Renault has only updated 5% of its diesel cars affected by the so-called dieselgate scandal concerning NOx (nitrogen oxides) emissions. In 2016 it promised to update the software of 1,3 million cars affected.
Renault has proposed (by letter) to all its clients concerned to join the workshop and have the update installed, but very few have reacted positively, declared a spokesman to AFP.
From 2018 onward Renault has decided to propose the update systematically when concerned clients come to the dealership for maintenance. “We plan to have installed 80% of all due updates by 2020”, Renault has declared. The whole action concerns diesel cars of the Euro 6b homologation class.
In the wake of dieselgate the French government installed a commission of independent experts. Their investigations revealed that a lot of diesel cars put on the market in the Hexagon in that period (2016) surpassed the emission limits by far, including a lot of Renaults.
In January 2017 the justice department has started investigations against Renault for ‘fraud’ as a result of the supposed malversation.