Lawmakers were skeptical of the explanation from Horn, who testified under oath that three unidentified employees had been suspended since the EPA announced Sept. The German automaker admitted last month that it installed on-board computer software designed to cheat on government emissions tests in nearly 500,000 of its four-cylinder "clean diesel" cars sold in the U. VW Scandal: German Prosecutors Raid Companies Facilities for Evidence Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said Volkswagen "has long enjoyed an almost cultish following dating back to the Beetle. told lawmakers on Thursday that cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did." "This was a couple of software engineers who put this in for whatever reason," Michael Horn, VW's U. head, said about the software code designed to cheat on emissions tests, which the company put in diesel cars since 2009. There was no board meeting that approved this," he added later, under questioning by members of the House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations panel. Calling the company's admission "deeply troubling," Horn said, "We have broken the trust of our customers, dealerships, and employees, as well as the public and regulators." As Horn began his testimony, lawmakers from both parties fondly recalled their first VWs and then laced into the company for betraying the public's trust.But through the years something apparently became rotten in Wolfsburg and cheating and betrayal became part of the VW game plan." Rep.Tim Murphy, R-Pa., chairman of the subcommittee on oversight and investigations, said "the behavior to which VW admitted represents a fundamental violation of public trust." Horn, a 51-year-old German and veteran VW manager who took the reins of the brand's American subsidiary last year, told Congress that VW plans to withdraw applications seeking U. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles with diesel engines.Victims can be highly traumatized by this and are often very embarrassed and ashamed when they learn they have become a victim of a scam and that the romance was a farce.
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Y., said he could not accept VW's characterization that "this was the work of a couple of rogue engineers," adding: "This didn't happen in one day." Collins, an engineer, said it appears that VW executives "are complicit in a massive cover-up at the highest levels that continues to this day." Turning to another matter, Horn said Volkswagen does not yet have an approved recall plan for cars that have the defeat device, and that any fix for customers could take "one or two years" to carry out. "We know we can fix these vehicles to meet emissions standards," Horn said, adding that a potential fix would likely have a "slight impact on performance.
cars will require five hours to 10 hours of work, a potentially significant burden on dealers.
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