By on October 19, 2015

VW Diesel VIN Lookup

Weeks after European Audi owners could look to see if their cars were affected by the Volkswagen cheating scandal, Volkswagen of America added a VIN lookup to its diesel scandal site (which is buried by Google) for U.S. owners, Auto Guide reported.

The service redirects to Volkswagen’s recall site, where owners can enter their vehicle’s VIN. During congressional testimony Oct. 8, VW of America chief Michael Horn admitted that the U.S. site didn’t include the VIN tool and agreed with representatives who said it would be a “good idea” to include that for American customers.

More than 482,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected by the diesel scandal involving Volkswagen and its 2-liter diesel engines.

In September, the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that its cars violated the Clean Air Act by polluting up to 40 times more nitrogen oxides than allowed by law. Volkswagen admitted in September to officials that it had included an illegal “defeat device” that allowed its cars to pass emissions tests, even though the cars polluted far more.

Affect vehicles include:

• VW Jetta TDI (2009-2015)
• VW Jetta SportWagen TDI (2009-2014)
• VW Golf TDI (2010-2015)
• VW Golf SportWagen TDI (2015)
• VW Beetle TDI and VW Beetle Convertible TDI (2012-2015)
• VW Passat TDI (2012-2015)

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