March 16, 2016 / 12:53 AM / 3 years ago

VW diesel recalls in Germany delayed by weeks: Bild

A Volkswagen (VW) logo is pictured on a car on the company's booth during the second media day of the 86th International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) modification of about 2.5 million diesel cars in Germany is being delayed by at least six weeks, daily newspaper Bild reported on Wednesday.

The carmaker has not yet gotten approval from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for proposed technical fixes for the Passat model, the newspaper said, citing a KBA spokesman.

The KBA was still examining the technical solutions submitted by VW and it’s unclear whether the engine will comply with Euro 5 emission standards after the refitting, Bild quoted the KBA spokesman as saying.

Volkswagen (VW), which started recalling the 2.0 liter diesel Amarok pick-up in late January, had originally planned to start refitting more than 500,000 Passat models on Feb. 29, Bild said.

VW did not return calls seeking comment.

Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Bernard Orr

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