Audi Australia has commenced its recall amidst the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, issuing a notice for over 6000 vehicles locally, including variants of the A4, A5, A6, Q3 and Q5.
In a statement released this week, the company's local arm says: "Audi Australia is pleased to confirm that approval has been received from the Federal Government for the majority of Audi vehicles affected by the voluntary recall and that technical measures for certain Audi A4, A5, A6, Q3 and Q5 models can now be made available to customers".
"The technical measures are immediately available for more than 6000 vehicles. The technical measures for the balance of affected Audi vehicles, including A1, A3 and TT, will be available shortly," the company adds.
"In coming weeks, Audi will be writing to customers inviting them to make an appointment at an Audi dealership to have the approved technical measures applied to their vehicles," Audi said in its release.
Volkswagen also issued a notice for 8964 Amarok utes in February over the emissions cheat device.
Using those numbers as a guide, the local impact of the emissions scandal across the Volkswagen Group is over 86,000 vehicles - and there could be more.
Globally, it's believed 11 million diesel-powered Volkswagen Group vehicles are equipped with a defeat device to lower NOx emissions during government testing.