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Old 09-18-2015, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default VAG is at it again!

From today's Los Angeles Times:

Volkswagen is accused of sidestepping emissions rules, 'cheating' pollution tests

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.

The German automaker will eventually have to recall all of the vehicles and change the emissions systems at its own expense, regulators said. Additionally it could face a fine of about $18 billion, or $35,500 per car, federal environmental officials said.

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued the German automaker a “notice of violation” of the Clean Air Act for both VW models and the company’s Audi luxury brand. It covers models equipped with four-cylinder diesel engines. The California Air Resources Board issued a similar letter.

Volkswagen and Audi vehicles from model years 2009-2015 have the software, which uses an algorithm that detects when the vehicle is undergoing pollution tests and changes the way it performs from when it is being driven on the open road.

It “is illegal and a threat to public health,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “EPA is committed to making sure that all automakers play by the same rules.”

“We expected better from VW,” Giles said.

Air Resources Board Executive Officer Richard Corey said the California agency wants to bring the cars “into compliance, to dig more deeply into the extent and implications of Volkswagen’s efforts to cheat on clean air rules, and to take appropriate further action.”

Volkswagen said it is cooperating with the investigation.

“We are unable to comment further at this time,” the company said in a statement.

The affected diesel models include: Jetta (model years 2009 – 2015,) Beetle (model years 2009 – 2015,) Audi A3 (model years 2009 – 2015,) Golf (model years 2009 – 2015) and Passat (model years 2014-2015.)
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:08 PM   #2
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Don't be such a vag...
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:09 PM   #3
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Misleading thread title is misleading.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:10 PM   #4
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:10 PM   #5
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Vaginal emissions?
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:11 PM   #6
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:13 PM   #7
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An unexpected Mark on a company with otherwise immaculate record of quality.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:18 PM   #8
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:21 PM   #10
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An unexpected Mark on a company with otherwise immaculate record of quality.
Technically it's not a quality issue
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:21 PM   #11
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An unexpected Mark on a company with otherwise immaculate record of quality.
This has nothing to do with quality.. it has to do with fans of diesel putting enough pressure on VW to cheat the system to sell them loads of slow-ass, over-priced, polluting cars.

Edit: damn you, NutBucket.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:22 PM   #12
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Technically it's not a quality issue
I was making a horrible pun, assbag.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:26 PM   #13
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:27 PM   #14
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:30 PM   #15
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I blame Bill Belichick.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:32 PM   #16
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Fascinating
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I blame Bill Belichick.
Clearly it's Brady's fault...duh.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:34 PM   #18
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The one electrical sensor that works correctly.

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Pretty damn funny.

I want to know how they found out about it.
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:18 PM   #20
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petition to change name of thread to "dirty VAG"
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:38 PM   #21
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You have my vote.
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:39 PM   #22
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Or EPA sniffs around; finds a very dirty VAG.
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:42 PM   #23
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Something smells afoul within VAG

VAG denies its emissions stink
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:53 PM   #24
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Wow, a lot of automakers Fudge fuel economy, but this is a new level of side stepping.
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:03 PM   #25
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TDI drivers should hang those truck nut things from their cars this is so ballsy.
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