California Regulators Warn Automakers to Divulge Cheat Devices

Oct. 14, 2020, 10:10 PM

California air regulators on Wednesday warned automakers they have until the end of the year to own up to any actions taken or cheat devices installed on vehicles to mask true emissions.

The notice sent by letter from the California Air Resources Board also applies to unapproved hardware or software programs in after-market parts and boat, off-road vehicle, and motorcycle ignition or engine devices.

  • The warning stems from CARB’s 2015 discovery that Volkswagen installed devices in their vehicles that could cheat emissions tests. Additional testing revealed the issue was more widespread.
  • More than $1 billion in settlements with Volkswagen, Daimler ...

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