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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Volkswagen started recalling diesel cars in April but didn't tell anyone #HNNEnvironment

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I hear US owners were asked to go in to their dealers for a software update. Should this have been covered up?
Regulators' growing suspicions about the accuracy of the vehicles' emissions tests prompted Volkswagen to issue a recall of its diesel powered cars in April, four months before the emissions scandal that culminated in the firing of the Volkswagen CEO on Wednesday.

Volkswagen's US arm wrote to car owners in the US state telling them of an “emissions service action” needed on their vehicles, Reuters said.

They were asked to go to a dealer for a software update to ensure exhausts were “optimised and operating efficiently”.

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