According to information given to Porsche they concluded that they were in the clear, but new information says that they along with Audi where in on the diesel cheating scandal the whole time.
It seems like the Volkswagen Diesel scandal just gets worse and worse. According to our motoring friends over at Jalopnik on their post earlier today ( Nov. 2, 2015) it looks like Audi and Porsche were included in the list of manufacturers with diesels that were tampered with. Morse specifically, a good number of Audi’s and Porsche’s equipped with V6 diesel engines were included. We’ve posted the list of affected vehicles below.
- 2014 VW Touareg.
- 2015 Porsche Cayenne.
- 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L, and Q5.
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According to reports, there seems to be more than 10,000 of these vehicles currently on the road. Recall notices will more than likely be distributed to these car owners in the coming weeks. Now more than ever, the trust that Volkswagen group has tried its best to foster since their “dirty secret” was found out, is slowly eroding more and more as more vehicles are found with this software. It seems the best thing to do at this moment is to round up the entire list of affected vehicles and organize a massive recall instead of groups at a time.
But there is little Volkswagen can do in that regard. Whether or not they are forthright with how many people were involved, it seems that they really can’t put a number on it. We do know that the software glitch installed involved dozens of individuals, but there could be more.
As the weeks go by, we may find out that more engines and models of Volkswagens were indeed involved. Since the scandals cover has been blown, Volkswagen has switched to being less a leader in terms of volume and has focused more on quality, an idea they should’ve focused on from the beginning. Toyota has taken over their title as number one car manufacturer in terms of sales. But we all know to well how good Toyota’s Total Quality Mangement system is. They might not make some of the most exciting cars, but there quality is always top notch. Take notes Volkswagen.
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