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Next up.... The FTC,"Truth in Advertising" fines...
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/medi...th-advertising

Wonder if that's why VW took down all of their Clean Diesel youtube ads.....
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According to the EPA, the agency is now checking to see if other automakers are bypassing the laws on diesel engines as well.
Can't buy any more until it's fixed...

VW to U.S. dealers: Halt sales of some '15 diesel cars
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I'm not a VW fan, but really, how stupid!
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The US EPA may impose fines on VW of up to $37,500 per vehicle for violations, a potential total of more than $18 billion. Regulatory authorities in other countries might impose additional fines.

Consumer law suits for damages are pending. The recall itself will cost additional millions. VW customer relations and sales may also be adversely impacted.

VW's stock was down almost 20% in trading today in Germany, a paper loss to shareholders of about $17 billion.

Billions wiped off VW market value after rigging claims
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I see an opportunity for BMW to enter the picture here. How fitting it could be, so many decades later.
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I wonder how far up the executive chain this little bit of skulduggery was known....

Some bodies will most likely be sacrificed at the altar over this...

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Volkswagen recalls own pants (sniffpetrol.com)
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Monday, September 21st, 2015

Volkswagen has issued a precautionary recall for its own pants after noticing that they may be on fire.

‘This is purely a precaution,’ said VW spokesman Karl-Hans Pinocchio. ‘Yes, there might be a small about of fire around the area of our pants, but they will not emit over 40 times the permitted amounts of nitrogen oxides and cause respiratory problems in children as long as we keep them inside this emissions testing facility.’

A VW insider later admitted that the emissions relating to the company’s pants being on fire are likely to be dwarfed by those caused by suddenly burning through $18 billion.
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I wonder how far up the executive chain this little bit of skulduggery was known....
This must've gone up to very high levels. Scheduling is everything for putting a car into production. If engineers were struggling to meet emissions goals and causing delays, executives would have gotten involved with creating the test defeat as a Plan B.
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Welp.... apparently recently departed VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech left an Easter Egg....

Miss me now?

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Volkswagen Said Focus of U.S. Criminal Probe on Emissions - Bloomberg Business
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