Wolfsburg - Authorised Volkswagen garages in Germany are facing a logistical nightmare in the coming weeks as the carmaker prepares for its mass recall of diesel cars fitted with emissions-manipulation software.
The first recall letters are expected to reach customers next week, with the actual recalls expected at the end of January.
VW has 2173 partner garages authorised to do the work nationwide. With 2.4 million cars being recalled, this means an average of 1100 vehicles per garage.
Experts say it will take at least 90 minutes to refit an affected car, including the time it takes to do the paperwork.
Other authorised service garages are to deal with cars made by other VW-owned brands in the form of Audi, Seat and Skoda as well as commercial vehicles.