Sad to report that cars I also tested from Volkswagen and Audi. Yes those sold in the US. For they were definitely rigging their TDI to be green. I knew and reported on Answers.com they were not green. Those reviews were then also taken down.
This accounts for most importantly about 482,000 diesel vehicles that had “illegal emissions control software”. All to have their cars act cleaner. All in testing than they are in the real world.
For the EPA announced.
According to EPA:
The software, included on VW and Audi vehicles from the 2009-15 model years with 2.0-liter turbodiesel engines. For it detects when a car is undergoing EPA emissions testing. Then it turns on the vehicle’s full emissions controls. The software then switched off the full emissions controls during real-world driving. That’s what the EPA also said in a statement.
So the EPA calls the software a “defeat device”. One that allowed VW and Audi vehicles to fulfill emissions standards in lab testing yet emit nitrogen oxides at up to 40 times allowable levels. That’s in real-world driving.
The claims were also outlined in a letter and notice sent by EPA officials to VW executives and the other car manufacturers associated with VW AG.
A Rig Job
Estimates of the initial fine could reach $18 Billion yet we know that the total paid put will be less. More importantly they will have to recall these cars to fix the problem. Let’s hope VW and Audi don’t rig the fix!
After their CEO admitted to using software to cheat emissions tests.
1. Volkswagen Jetta (2009 – 2014)
2. Beetle (2009 – 2014), Golf (2009 – 2014)
3. Passat ( 2014 and 2015)
4. Audi A3 (2009 – 2015)
For they are all equipped with the software and being recalled according to the EPA.
For all these cars I will be removing the reviews until this issue gets resolved. Thanks VW and Audi!