Anatomy of Volkswagen’s deception: The recall that never fixed any cars
Volkswagen's decision to equip 11 million vehicles with devices to cheat emissions tests worldwide has sent the company into an acute corporate crisis in recent days. But on Dec. 2, 2014, the company assured U.S. and California regulators that their engineers had a straightforward solution.
Volkswagen told officials then that a software change would remedy the overflow of pollution emitted by their diesel cars, according to state and federal letters to the company. Read more.