Many consumers who own Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles are understandably upset in light of VW's admission that it cheated on federal emissions standards. As widely reported, Volkswagen installed software that disabled emissions control devices during normal operations. This has caused the vehicles to release many times the permissible levels of nitrogen oxide.
The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Volkswagen to recall 480,000 diesel-powered passenger cars sold in the United States since 2009. The recall impacts models with a 4-cylinder diesel engine and includes model years 2009 - 2015 for the VW Beetle, Jetta, Passat, and the Audi A3. It also includes the 2014-2015 VW Golf.