sardia wrote: SDK wrote:
"Previously enjoyed 2012 VW Golf Wagon TDI. AS SEEN ON TV!"
It definitely does affect my model - 4 cylinder TDI engine. I plan to call the dealership later this week, see if they want to give me some free stuff.
No you don't. What's gonna happen is they'll fix the "defect" and then you'll have a crappy normally performing diesel engine. The whole point of the emissions cheating software isn't just to spew pollution. There's performance and mileage gains to be had.
Enjoy the crap out of your "defective" model, knowing the company will take the blame.
commodorejohn wrote:Only if you live in a place which enforces them and requires regular testing. Which, in the US, is pretty much just California, unless I'm mistaken. Residents of other states should theoretically be able to enjoy improved performance and mileage at no penalty.
MD requires testing frequently. With hefty fines if you do not pass on time. If, say, you moved, and the notification got sent to your old address, so you don't realize until next year, enjoy hundreds of dollars in fines. Even if your vehicle is still fairly new, and still passes.
Enjoy living in a place that isn't a liberal dystopia.
As for how many people know... Not sure, exactly. Modern cars have traction control and stuff, so special code, etc normally exists so they don't freak out when only a single axle is moving for testing. Logically, they must have just added some extra code to that particular branch. That isn't necessarily something that would be widespread knowledge, but it's almost certainly intentional.
I'm not sure if EPA uses the same testing hardware for both mileage and emissions. A difference may exist that allows optimization for both separately, but I'm not certain this is the case.