Volkswagen is in the midst of what could be their biggest recall in company history. The German automotive conglomerate who sells vehicles under Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, and Porsche, was found to have falsified pollution tests in the U.S. and Europe on diesel engine vehicles.
Millions of the company’s vehicles have been outfitted with engine software known as “defeat devices” that eliminate pollutants when the vehicle is being tested. When not being tested, vehicles have been recorded to emit 40 times the legal amount of nitrogen oxides. Over 500,000 vehicles in the U.S. alone have been reported with these defeat devices.
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VW owners driving any of the affected models mentioned above are able to stay up to date on any developing information by visiting vwdieselinfo.com. More information on the recall is expected to surface by the end of the week.
Despite knowing about this fraudulent testing, Volkswagen continued to advertise their vehicles as “clean diesel”. While these vehicles are indeed up for recall, drivers should know they are still safe to drive, but will eventually need to be repaired in order to pass these emission standards regulated by the U.S.
The affected vehicle models are the following:
● 2009-2015 Jetta TDI
● 2009-2014 Jetta TDI Sportwagen
● 2012-2015 Beetle TDI
● 2012-2015 Beetle TDI Convertible
● 2010-2015 Audi A3 TDI
● 2010-2015 Golf TDI
● 2015 Golf TDI Sportwagen
● 2012-2015 Passat TDI
Reports of this case first surfaced after Volkswagen admitted to having installed the defeat devices only after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatened to withhold certification of their 2016 line of diesel engine vehicles. According to the EPA, Volkswagen could be liable for up to $18 billion in penalties and has already allocated around $7 billion to fix the vehicles.