Volkswagen Scandal 2015: VW Not The First Automaker To Adopt 'Defeat Devices' And Override Emissions Controls | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Volkswagen Scandal 2015: VW Not The First Automaker To Adopt 'Defeat Devices' And Override Emissions Controls

The scandal unfolding at Volkswagen Group around its pollution control systems may be the largest case of its kind in the U.S., but it’s far from the first. Environmental regulators in recent decades have launched more than a dozen cases against automakers, accusing them of tweaking or outfitting diesel engines to outsmart pollution tests meant to improve air quality. The result is thousands of recalled or upgraded vehicles -- and millions of tons of toxic air particles spewing into the air.

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