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Volkswagen Pollutes its Reputation with Software to Cheat Emissions Testing 1. Yes, Volkswagen’s emission cheating crisis poses an ethical dilemma. Their actions of purposely installing a program to their turbocharged direct injection diesel engines has caused billions for the company. This program forced the engines to provide false information during laboratory emission testing. During the test, the program allowed the engine to output nitrogen oxide levels that met U.S. standards. In reality, the engines were emitting 40 times more. By doing so, Volkswagen was cheating their customers as well as harming the environment severely. Due to the Volkswagen’s unethical act, many stakeholders have been affected. These include, the customers that purchased the vehicles, Volkswagen stockholders, and the general public. The customers purchased the vehicles believing the company’s claims that the vehicle was fuel efficient. In reality however, the cars were much less fuel efficient than claimed. This meant customers were paying more money
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