2.1M Audi Cars Affected by Diesel Emissions Scandal

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2.1M Audi Cars Affected by Diesel Emissions Scandal

Audi has revealed that 2.1 million of its vehicles are fit with software that is meant to cheat diesel emissions tests. 

Of that total, 1.42 million of the vehicles are in Western Europe, 577,00 are in Germany alone, while just 13,000 are in the U.S. The models affected are the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5 according to Audi.

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After being called out by the EPA in the U.S., VW admitted that about 11 millions vehicles worldwide were fitted with the Type EA 189 diesel engines that were designed to cheat on emissions tests. Roughly 5 million of the vehicles are VW brand cars, with the rest belonging to companies owned by VW.

Volkswagen is still investigating the matter and has not yet announced how it plans to fix the affected vehicles. Last week, Martin Winterkorn resigned as the CEO of Volkswagen in the wake of the scandal and was replaced later in the week by Matthis Mueller, the former head of Porsche.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • craigcole

    WOW! Things just keep getting worse and worse for VW. For once a Detroit-based automaker isn’t royally screwing things up.

  • Mike

    No, they just screw the hardworking taxpayers of America.

  • johnls39 .

    Daughter just like her moma! If VW can’t find a remedy to fix the defective models on time, the owners and VW themselves are screwed big time. There is potential bankrupt for VW big time, no doubt.

  • 4u2nvinmtl

    Rolling coal…