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Volkswagen Launches Website to Answer Frequently Asked Questions about TDI Diesel Engines

Believing that its fans and customers may be misinformed by the media, Volkswagen has launched an official website where clear, concise information is available. is designed to answer all the major questions and concerns people might have about their not-so-clean TDI engines.
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While the microsite is a great idea, we'd stop way short of suggesting all the information is contained here. After watching a short apology from Michael Horn, the CEO of the Volkswagen passenger brand, you may be inclined to find out which models are affected.

According to Volkswagen, The following 2.0L 4-cylinder TDI equipped vehicles are involved:

• VW Jetta TDI (Model Years 2009 – 2015)
• VW Jetta SportWagen TDI (Model Years 2009-2014)
• VW Golf TDI (Model Years 2010-2015)
• VW Golf SportWagen TDI (Model Year 2015)
• VW Beetle TDI and VW Beetle Convertible TDI (Model Years 2012 – 2015)
• VW Passat TDI (Model Years 2012-2015)

Is this the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Probably not. The website does nothing to confirm or deny the fact that 1.2-liter and 1.6-liter TDI engines also have the defeat device as well. Reports have been suggesting they do, and we can't imagine diesel engines don't have emission problems just because they are smaller.

Can they still sell TDI models? Not in the United States, where the Environmental Protection Agency has ordered this, but some European countries might still give their customers defeat devices. Of course, if we are to believe the official statements, Euro 6 mills are clean, but the dust has not yet settled on the matter.

The important thing to note here is that cars equipped with TDI engines are perfectly safe to drive, unlike in the DSG scandal from a few years back. Some customers experienced a sudden loss of power and crashed as a result.

Another thing that's worth taking away from this website is that Volkswagen is currently working on a way to reimburse owners. So if you're unhappy with the way the emissions problem is fixed, they should buy the car back.


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