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Volkswagen Diesel Information Consumer Site Launches, Company Still Searches for Remedy

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,112
edited September 2015 in Volkswagen
Volkswagen of America launched a new consumer website on Sunday that's designed to provide timely information about its ongoing diesel-emissions crisis that affects 11 million vehicles worldwide and 482,000 cars in the U.S.

While vowing to fix the cars as quickly as possible, the German automaker said it still does not have a remedy in place for the cars that spew excess pollution because they use a so-called "defeat device" that skirts federal regulations.

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  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 251
    This may be a problem that does not have a true fix. VW will need to reprogram the ECM to remove the defeat device so their 2.0 TDI's run clean all the time. However, if the cars don't run the same after the fix a number of owners will add back the old software. I've already seen posts on TDI sites where people state that they will provide the current ECM code with the defeat feature to people who are not happy with the fix. Remember, this defeat feature cannot be detected with normal smog testing.
  • "...Volkswagen diesel-emissions crisis ..." Funny, but the sun still came up this morning. I think crisis is a bit of an exaggeration.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    A reporter is looking to interview a car shopper who had been looking to buy a diesel car but decided against it, and either chose something else or is still shopping for for a non-diesel.

    Please email a few lines about your decision to [email protected] before October 2, 2015.
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