Since 2009, Volkswagen diesels have had software that detects when the car is on one of those treadmills states use for your annual emissions test. Whereupon the software causes the car to emit very few pollutants. But when the car goes back to normal driving, the software shuts down and the pollutants pour forth.
That acclaimed German engineering used for such a flagrant deception! Now dealers are stuck with lotsful of inventory they aren’t allowed to sell, owners can’t pass their emissions tests, their resale value has plummeted, the head of the company has resigned, and a respected brand is utterly discredited.
Do any of you have a Volkswagen diesel affected by this scandal? What is the company telling you?