Volkswagen of America has informed U.S. regulators the 2016MY cars with the 2.0 TDI engine also have the illegal software.

Volkswagen of America has informed U.S. regulators the 2016MY cars with the 2.0 TDI engine also have the illegal software.

Described as an "auxiliary emissions control device", the new software is different than the one installed on previous model years that generated the ongoing dieselgate. According to preliminary info, the new software is capable of making the pollution control catalyst heat up quicker which in return improves the performance of the device responsible for separating the nitrogen oxide into harmless nitrogen and oxygen gases.

VoA's spokesman Jeannine Ginivan revealed today that EPA was informed last week about this new software installed on the US-spec 2016 model year cars equipped with the 2.0 TDI engine. Volkswagen is now working with the regulators to have the issue sorted out, but most likely this second defeat device will delay the launch of several models offered with this engine.

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