A lot of things have been happening for Volkswagen Group this year. With the revelation of cheating software installed in the automaker’s 2.0-litre TDI engines for cars with year model 2009 to 2015, the company has to face allegations that its 3.0-litre TDI engines made since 2009 onwards and sold in U.S also fitted with emissions-cheating software.
The allegations came from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after finding out that about 10,000 3.0-litre diesel vehicles sold in U.S. for model years 2014, 2015 and 2016 are fitted with the cheating software. These models include VW, Audi and Porsche. However, the group denied these allegations.
It is only a few weeks after that, Volkswagen group admitted to EPA that not one diesel model it sold in U.S since 2009 complies with emissions laws. It is still unclear exactly how many cars are affected. On top of that, new testing revealed that these engines produce as much as nine times the legal limit of tailpipe pollutants.
Therefore, this means that every VW diesel sold from 2009 onwards had the cheating devices.
With the new scandal surfaced, the next thing that the group should expect is likely additional round of fines, lawsuits and complaints from dealers and owners.