This is a massive batch of vehicles, too. A spokesperson told Automotive News that the approved fixes cover 9 million cars. Automotive News also reports that all engines will require software updates, and the 1.6-liter engine will also need a piece of mesh installed in the intake. This mesh insert is called a "flow transformer" and allows the engine computer to take a more accurate measurement of incoming air. The longest the repair should take is about an hour.
Volkswagen stated that it will notify owners that a fix is now available and can set an appointment at the owner's preferred "partner workshop" to have the fix installed. The company said that the fix will not cost the owners anything. Unfortunately, this repair has only been approved in Europe, and a fix still has yet to be finalized for owners in the US and Canada.