The New York Times reports Volkswagen has been ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency to recall 482,000 diesel cars in the U.S. over software they say was intentionally designed to circumvent smog regulations. Read more...
The agency says some 480,000 diesel-powered Volkswagens have sophisticated software that detects emissions testing – and "turns full emissions controls on only during the test."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and California environmental regulators said on Friday they are investigating whether Volkswagen AG deliberately circumvented clean air rules on diesel cars.
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation, accusing VW of installing software known as a “defeat device” in 4-cylinder vehicles.
Federal and California environmental regulators accused Volkswagen of using software that "cheats" pollution testing in nearly 500,000 recent model VWs and Audis by circumventing emission standards in its diesel cars.