The so-called Dieselgate has taken its toll, as Volkswagen is reporting a major 25 percent decline in US sales.

The so-called Dieselgate has taken its toll, as Volkswagen is reporting a major 25 percent decline in US sales.

It was September when the Environmental Protection Agency reported Volkswagen was cheating, using a defeat device to reduce the amount of nitrogen oxide emitted during lab testing. Now, nearly two months later, the German manufacturer is experiencing big sales decline in the US, reporting 23,882 sales in November. Compared to the same month in 2014, this represents a drop by almost 8,000 units or 24.7 percent.

The Golf and Passat are the most affected models with sales down 64% and 60% respectively.

So far, from the beginning of the year until November, Volkswagen has managed to sell 318,484 vehicles in the country, down by 4.33 percent from last year’s 332,912 sales for the same period.

Commenting on the results, Mark McNabb, chief operating officer of Volkswagen America, said that “Volkswagen is working tirelessly on an approved remedy for the affected TDI vehicles. During this time we would like to thank our dealers and customers for their continued patience and loyalty.”

Note: 2016 Volkswagen Passat (US-sped) pictured.

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Volkswagen's US sales down by almost 25% in November