Are you one of the Volkswagen drivers who currently owns an environment destroying diesel vehicle? Your car could be spew up to 40 times the legal amount of dangerous pollutants into our planet according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This week the US government announced that VW would be forced to recall numerous diesel-based vehicles, all of which tricked emissions tests into believing they were 100% environmentally compliant.
VW diesels (and diesel-powered Audi A3s) are all part of the recall. Here’s what you need to know for right now.
The EPA wants you to continue driving your vehicle. They are working with Volkswagen to come up with a plan of action for fixing the issue.
Changes could make your engine less efficient in the future, causing more fuel to be used. “It’s very likely it will adversely affect fuel economy and performance,” said Jake Fisher, head of auto testing for Consumer Reports.
Many VW customers purchased diesel vehicles because of fuel economy and performance.
The vehicles affected include models from years 2009 through 2015, all of which are now pulled from Consumer Reports recommendations.
The EPA can’t force customers to turn over their vehicles. In fact, many major safety concerns are ignored by customers. However, in states where emissions tests are required, customers could find out very soon that they are not going to be able to drive their vehicles if proper steps are not taken.
“It might put to test the government’s will to forcefully recall cars,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for AutoTrader.com.
Customers who attempt to sell their vehicles could also find out that the resale value