WSJ: problem ON installed on a greater number of cars Volkswagen than previously thought

NEW YORK, November 21. /Corr. Kirill Volkov/. Software (SOFTWARE) to circumvent environmental regulations, installed on a greater number sold in the U.S. vehicles produced by the German automaker Volkswagen, than previously thought. This was reported Tuesday in its electronic version of the Wall Street Journal.

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As writes the edition, Volkswagen said U.S. regulators are conducting an investigation in connection with the scandal that “potentially problematic software is installed on approximately 75 thousand diesel vehicles sold in the U.S.”. In this list are all the car brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche 2009-2016 model years, equipped with three-liter diesel engines, the newspaper said. Earlier, U.S. officials believed that only 10 thousand of these machines, there is crimeware.

Thus, according to the newspaper, the carmaker has not stated directly that the programs in these cars allow you to falsify the results of environmental audits. However, the Agency for environmental protection estimates that at least one of the available in these machines “are able to bypass the tests on exhaust emissions”. As reported by the Wall Street journal the representative of Volkswagen, the company suspended sales of all cars with three-liter diesel engines in the U.S. until the investigation is complete.

Earlier claims of the American authorities concerned, mainly, two-litre diesel Volkswagen car. As a result, the group recognized that the problem software was installed on 500 thousand cars with such engines sold in the USA.

Volkswagen was at the center of a scandal after the discovery on vehicles with diesel engines are software that allows you to bypass strict environmental standards of the United States. Investigation regarding the company started in several countries in Europe and Asia. As noted in the press release of the automaker, the problem of falsifying data environmental tests on the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles affected to 11 million cars worldwide.