If you’ve been reading the news much, you probably already know about the massive scandal involving VW and their emissions systems. However, if you’ve been out of the loop, you may not!
What is the VW scandal?
In a recent press release the spokesperson for VW stated that over 3 million cars have been affected, and they have allotted $6.5 billion dollars for lawsuits and other fees. Several attorneys have already began gathering people for class action lawsuits and analysts are stating that it could get worse.
Stock has already fallen, however vehicle sales have remained stable for the time being.
VW installed a system in their exhaust system to fool emissions testing systems that makes it so it shuts off when a test is being done, but when normal driving takes place the system gets enabled and polluted gas gets spit out of the exhaust system. This has angered the green initiative and VW owners nationwide. These systems are known as “defeat policies” that makes the car go into a test mode to fool the systems.
Current models that were affected
- 2009 – 2015 Volkswagen Golf
- 2009 – 2015 Volkswagen Jetta & Jetta Sport
- 2009 – 2015 Volkswagen Passat
- 2012 – 2015 Volkswagen Beetle
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