NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeger Weiss LLP reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that Volkswagen installed emissions-cheating software in more of the car company's vehicles, including its elite Porsche brand. The EPA issued a Notice of Violation on November 2, 2015 to detailing the mechanism. This latest finding includes about 10,000 cars in the United States. Volkswagen has denied the claim thus far, but citing the allegations, the company has halted sales in the United States and Canada of the following vehicle models:
- Volkswagen Touareg
- Porsche Cayenne
- Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 and Q7
This is in addition to the 2.0-liter diesel engine vehicles previously discovered with a defeat device installed. U.S. regulators found that Volkswagen's executives lied and violated the Clean Air Act in September of this year. The EPA has already issued a recall for those vehicles:
- Jetta (model year 2009-2015)
- Beetle (model year 2009-2015)
- Golf (model years 2009-2015)
- Passat (model years 2014-2015)
- Audi (model years 2009-2015)
The widespread recall will include 11 million Volkswagen vehicles worldwide. The company originally blamed technical errors for the discrepancies found between their diesel vehicles' low emissions tests and higher emission levels on the road.
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SOURCE Seeger Weiss LLP