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South Korea confirms Volkswagen emissions rigging

  • The South Korean government on Thursday confirmed that German car giant Volkswagen used software to manipulate emission levels in cars sold in the country and ordered a recall of over 120,000 vehicles. This is the first time that Volkwagen’s emissions rigging has been officially confirmed outside of the US. The environment ministry said it found the defeat device software working in Volkswagen Tiguan Euro 5 equipped with the EA189 engine. The device turned on the exhaust gas recirculation system in the indoor test to fake the emission levels and turned off the system in actual outdoor driving conditions, meaning excessive emissions were not detected. (Source: IANS)