Post by VWCA_Adman on Sept 23, 2015 16:28:45 GMT -6
A Friday letter from the EPA to VW says VW/Audi’s 2.0-liter TDI “clean diesel” engines violate air-pollution standards. That letter reveals that VW admitted to using an illegal “defeat device” that turns off emissions control systems during normal driving.
VW installed software activates full exhaust-scrubbing power, when it senses emission testing, making its diesel cars appear squeaky clean. That's illegal.
VW could face fines as high as $18 million--$37,500 for each of its 2.0-liter TDI vehicles sold since 2009 (482,000 units). VW owners aren’t responsible for tailpipe filth. The cars are safe and legal to drive. VW, however, must fix late-model Jetta, Golf, Passat, Audi A3 and Beetle diesel models.