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Volkswagen Withdraws 2,000 Cars in China Amid Emissions Scandal

© AFP 2022 / TOBIAS SCHWARZ A VW Golf is pictured inside the so-called cat towers of car manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) at the company's assembly plant in Wolfsburg, northern Germany
A VW Golf is pictured inside the so-called cat towers of car manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) at the company's assembly plant in Wolfsburg, northern Germany - Sputnik International
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German automaker Volkswagen is withdrawing 1,950 diesel engine automobiles in China as they have installed software that falsifies emission tests, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said.

Volkswagen Golf VI are stored at the 'CarTowers' in the theme park Autostadt next to the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany - Sputnik International
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BEIJING (Sputnik) — As many as 1,946 imported Volkswagen Tiguan crossover vehicles have been withdrawn in China, the AQSIQ was quoted by the Xinhua news agency as saying Monday.

Last month, US environmental protection authorities accused Volkswagen of installing software in their automobiles that falsifies diesel engine emissions tests. Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn admitted to the company's wrongdoing, and quickly resigned.

The US Department of Justice opened a probe into the company's activity, and the US government obliged Volkswagen to withdraw over 400,000 Volkswagen and Audi cars sold in the country during the period 2009-2015. Volkswagen may also face a fine of up to $18 billion.

Last week, Volkswagen Germany CEO Matthias Muller said that the company planned to begin a recall of cars involved in the emissions scandal.

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