Berlin - Audi has been threatened with fines if it fails to meet a deadline for retooling its diesel-powered vehicles to remove emissions-cheating software, authorities confirmed on Sunday.
The carmaker is also facing additional, imminent recalls of some of its older diesel models. Audi sees itself as on schedule with the conversions and promises that it will stick to the given deadlines.
According to the Bild newspaper, the Federal Office for Motor Vehicles (KBA) threatened Audi with a fine if it can't prove before September 26 how all affected vehicles are brought into compliance.
Should Audi ignore the order, its type approval will be withdrawn.
Audi said that the end is in sight for the last 8 percent of its affected vehicles in Germany: "We will have completed the process for an additional 8200 by September and thus within the set deadline."