US: Volkswagen ordered to recall half-a-million cars
September 19 , 2015
US regulators have ordered Volkswagen to recall 500,000 cars that have a device which hides the pollution levels.
The device allows cars to pass tests even while emitting 40 times the required standards.
The recall may cost the German carmaker up to $18 billion. The models affected include Jettas, Audi A3s and Bettels.
A US official said that using such a “defeat device” was “illegal and a threat to public health”.