The Fast Lane Car attempts to trick a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI into its emissions defeat mode over two dyno runs. It isn't clear cheat mode is actually active, but a power drop is detected from one run to the next.
Volkswagen is recalling 420,000 vehicles in the US from several of its model lines because the wiring for the driver's side airbag can be torn. If this happens, then the safety device wouldn't work in a crash.
Volkswagen says it is planning more aggressive, market-specific designs for the US, since the conservative look that has made the brand a huge seller in Europe and China hasn't had the same results here.
Following their earlier recall, Volkswagen and the NHTSA have issued a second notice for 6,679 additional Jettas, Passats, Golfs and Beetles over a potential fuel leak in the engine compartment, bringing the total number up to 44,658.
A problem with a leaky fuel rail could cause a fire, prompting Volkswagen to issue a recall for certain late model Jettas, Passats, Golfs, GTIs, Beetles and Beetle Convertibles, totaling an estimated 37,979 units.