BANGOR – Volkswagen announced today that their diesel 2 liter turbo cars from 2009 to 2015 do not meet emission standards. The German automaker said it was setting aside the equivalent of half a year’s profits — or about $7.3 billion — to cover the cost of fixing the cars to comply with pollution standards and to cover other expenses, which are likely to include fines as well as responses to civil lawsuits from angry customers.
The equipment used to fool regulators has affected more then 11 million vehicles worldwide. Unfortunately, owners of Volkswagen dealerships were just as shocked with the information, and have taken these vehicles off the market until further information is acquired.
As of right now the 2009-2015 Volkswagen Golf, Beetle, and Jetta, the 2014-2015 Volkswagen Passat and the 2009-2015 Audi A3 are the only known vehicles affected by the emission problems.