Introduction: How to Check If Your Volkswagen or Audi Is Affected by the Diesel Scandal for FREE

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For this tutorial you will need:

  1. An OBD adapter
    • either a generic ELM327 adapter, or Carista's adapter.
  2. An Android or iOS smartphone

Step 1: Download and Launch Carista App

Go to your app store and download Carista app (iOS) (Android), it is free.

Step 2: Insert You OBD Adapter Into the Car's OBD Port

Consult your owners manual, if you can't find it.

Step 3: Launch the App and Click on "Is My VW or Audi Affected?"

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Step 4: Select You Location and Click on "Yes, Connect Now"

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Step 5: There You Go

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N.B. You can also enter the information manually without an adapter, however I highly suggest the automatic option as it is more precise.

Comments

verence (author)2015-10-27

Or just use Volkswagen's website:

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/dieselinfo

or one of the other VW related brands:

http://skoda-recallactions.skoda-auto.com/en-GB

http://www.audi.co.uk/content/audi/owners-area/emi...

http://www.skoda.co.uk/owners/dieselinfo/pages/che...

Those links are for UK, the search engine of your choice will help you if you live elsewhere.No smart phone, app, ODBC tester needed.

tomatoskins (author)2015-10-26

That's for sharing this info! This will help lots of people figure out if they've been affected.

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