More cars made by VW have cheating code


NPR: The EPA has found a new batch of vehicles that have the “defeat device.”

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NPR: The EPA has found a new batch of vehicles that have the “defeat device.”

“Continued testing by the EPA has discovered illegal software on 7 more VW owned models. They include 3 SUVs, the 2014 VW Taureg, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne and the 2016 Audi Q5.”

The EPA said in a statement that Volkswagen failed to disclose the software, and that the software itself is illegal as it makes cars run more cleanly during testing than they do in real-world conditions. EPA Assistant Administrator Cynthia Giles says this is possible because the engines have two modes: one for tests and another for normal driving.

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