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    VW caught by the Yanks for breaking emission laws

    I wonder if this will prove to be the case here in Oz and in other country's with strict emission restrictions?

    VW has been caught with its pants down in the USA for selling new vehicles since 2009 with emission defeat software that allows their diesel vehicles to not meet emission standards unless they are being checked.


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    Not the first to be caught doing this. Am surprised how long they have got away with it for though.

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    How does software like that work??? Does anybody know!!

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    It's usually tested on a dyno with a sensor up its

    Not sure how software can anticipate that, but I too would be interested to know.

    On the other hand, brand new exotics wouldn't meet noise pollution standards, nor would I think that all the flames an unburnt fuel pouring out the exhaust meet emissions standards either...
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    Once rectified, they may be down on power,that would be a headache for the manufacturer.

    I recon the fuel usage on many new vehicles is also fudged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic_Avenger View Post
    It's usually tested on a dyno with a sensor up its

    Not sure how software can anticipate that, but I too would be interested to know.

    On the other hand, brand new exotics wouldn't meet noise pollution standards, nor would I think that all the flames an unburnt fuel pouring out the exhaust meet emissions standards either...
    That i Dont think is the fact in oz well not holden any way
    When we did emmission Testing it was all real life driving on test tracks that was simulated to open road and city driving Oh and the bonnets had a paddalocked bar that only the shift manager had the key for. This was the case even after the test the car sat parked for up to 10 years still locked and not moved for any reason except if the car was requested to be checked
    by the Goverment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic_Avenger View Post

    Not sure how software can anticipate that, but I too would be interested to know.
    The emissions testing is done to strict parameters. Engine coolant temp just so, etc. They just put in an algorythm that made them very emission friendly if they were started under those conditions.
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    And the fine

    Just watching the F1 in Singapore and they commented on it. They are talking of an $18 billion dollar fine. Defies belief !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADMIRAL View Post
    Just watching the F1 in Singapore and they commented on it. They are talking of an $18 billion dollar fine. Defies belief !!
    $18b, you'd just pull out of the country and say see ya!
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    I bet if they are doing in the US then they are also doing in in Europe which I think has stricter emission laws. Oh well, this could get real expensive for VW. The Yanks were happy to skin BP for billions for the pollution after that Well head ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico so why not VW?
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