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Whoa, Nelly! Volkswagen has gotten caught with its hands in the cookie jar, and its offense is pretty egregious. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused the Volkswagen Group of purposefully programming its engine control units (ECU) to detect when federally-mandated emissions tests are being run on vehicle. When laboratory testing is detected, a so-called “defeat device” is triggered that allows the vehicle’s engine to run in a special mode allowing it to pass emissions tests with flying colors. There’s one big problem with this scheme, however; when the vehicle is driven under normal circumstances, it is not operating in a EPA-certified, emission-legal state. In fact, the vehicles... Read more...