The recall will affect some 2.4 million cars in Germany alone. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
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German authorities Thursday ordered a recall of all Volkswagen cars fitted with emissions test-cheating software, a decision that will affect 8.5 million VW diesel vehicles across the 28-nation European Union.Austrian authorities have already said some 363,000 VW cars there are affected by the recall.German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said Volkswagen would have to present replacement software for certain cars that have a 2.0-liter diesel engine this month and begin fitting vehicles with them next year.Volkswagen has said that around 11 million cars with the software were sold worldwide, 2.8 million of them in Germany. Dobrindt said only 2.4 million Volkswagen diesel cars with the software are still registered in Germany.
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