I believe it's called tampering with emissions systems. It's illegal. As for the older vehicles, if the emissions systems are still in place and functional, they've been grand fathered in that way. If you don't like the laws, vote for people that will change them. I don't see any candidates in USA or Canada that are suggesting we remove our EPA, CARB or what ever pollution standards you have on vehicles in USA or Canada. It is what it is.Some valid arguments, but WOW what a crazy Ivan turn off the tracks we have taken here. Apparently hackles are up and for further entertainment and provocation....
What should be done about those owners with <2012 models, that for some reason, have chosen to keep their vehicles vice returning them to VW? Or those with 2013 and later who have elected not to apply the EPA/CARB approved emissions modification?
I don’t care what someone drives or what they do to it.
Drive a hybrid, gasser, diesel, electric, whatever suits them. If primary concern is emissions, perhaps a choice other than a TDI is appropriate.
And what of those that keep their gasser vehicle in a
barely running state or those with under inflated tires. What of their pollution contribution?
Don’t recall starting it but it has been an interesting dialogue.
Over and out..
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Frankly, whether I am driving or at home or anywhere... I don't want to smell your diesel, inhale any exhaust any more dirty/polluting than necessary if I am behind you, or near you, or hear your vehicle with it's noise pollution. Save all that crap, stink, noise, performance etc for closed course competition on the race track. If it's registered for public streets, your vehicle, it should be held to public standards the rest of us comply with. Again, driving is not a right, it's a privilege, it can be removed by the government, should you deliberately chose not to comply. Yanking the filters is a deliberate emissions defeat modification... no if's, ands, or buts.