An interesting question that also occurred to me. My take is that the difference is that VW did this deliberately to game the pollution requirements while GM did not intend for the ignition switch to fail as it did. GM's problem was that they were slow to respond to the problem when it was discovered, and tried to avoid doing anything about it for awhile, something I would attribute to the company being a slow-moving, many-layered, bureaucracy. GM didn't set out to build cars that would kill people. VW did set out to build cars that would pollute, to gain performance and sales.Valdemar wrote:Really? What do you think of GM then? Their cars killed people.LKK wrote:I have difficulty in believing any manufacturer would act in such an outrageous manner. If these allegations are proven to be true I really think VW should be prohibited from selling any more cars.
Whether the increased NOx pollution can be connected to health issues of those living in polluted cities is hard to determine. But it is by no means harmless.