Volkswagen AG has ordered an external investigation into its cheating on U.S. air pollution tests for years, saying that regaining customer trust is key.
Investigating the deception, which affects almost a half-million diesel VW and Audi cars sold between 2009 and this year, is a priority, and the company will cooperate fully with U.S. regulators, Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn said in a statement on Sunday.
The worst part of this is that the governments will not trust ANY automaker, not just VW, in the future. It will also serve as the impetus for regulators to tighten the regulations further, and demand things like code audits. VW just may have ruined things for more than themselves. Thanks, knuckleheads!