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Diseasel



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PostSubject: VW Auto Group Cheated Emissions Testing   September 19th 2015, 12:14 am

VAG might be on the hook for over $1billion and recall 500,000 vehicles. A billion is probably reasonable given that over the road diesel engine manufacturers did something similar a few years ago and cost them hundreds of millions.

It was a bold, desperate move. Maybe VW wanted to save money by reducing maintenance costs related to clogged intakes and EGR valves, DPF repair, etc.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/09/18/epa-volkswagen-used-defeat-device-to-circumvent-air-pollution-controls/
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PostSubject: Re: VW Auto Group Cheated Emissions Testing   September 19th 2015, 8:36 am

Article reads epa could fine as much as $37,000 per vehicle, amounts to around 18 billion. I know they probably wont fine that much but wow.
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PostSubject: Re: VW Auto Group Cheated Emissions Testing   September 19th 2015, 9:32 am

If I had one of those cars I wouldn't be lining up for a computer reflash. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: VW Auto Group Cheated Emissions Testing   September 19th 2015, 1:12 pm

EPA is now on the warpath. Will start checking for defeat devices on all manufacturers.
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PostSubject: Re: VW Auto Group Cheated Emissions Testing   September 20th 2015, 7:08 pm

1) I sure wouldn't want the reflash either.

2) That fine would be as much as the vehicle itself, that's ridiculous.
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PostSubject: Re: VW Auto Group Cheated Emissions Testing   September 20th 2015, 10:29 pm

Epa in Texas can fine you 25,000 just for selling a vehicle that has emission controls missing or tampered with. I'd expect Cal. fines more.
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