Volkswagen Recalls 11 Million Cars After Diesel Deception

September 23, 2015

Volkswagen has recalled 11 million diesel VW and Audi vehicles after U.S. regulators discovered that the German company had programmed the vehicles to emit lower levels of harmful emissions in official tests than on the roads.

Regulators allege that the automaker programmed the engine management software in some diesel cars to turn on emission controls only when being tested. The EPA claims impacted cars would run up to 40 times more emissions when on the road.

In addition to the recall, Volkswagen has halted sales of some models in the U.S.

Recalled models include the following:

 

Owners of the "CleanDiesel" automobiles have filed a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen.

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