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By Bengt Halvorson 421 views Sep 29, 2015 Follow Bengt Add to circle 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Enlarge Photo German supplier Bosch, the longtime manufacturer of fuel-system and emissions components to Volkswagen, warned the automaker that using software that would circumvent emissions rules in normal, publicly sold vehicles was illegal. That wasn’t last week, or earlier this year. It was in 2007—a full year before many of the “clean diesel” TDI vehicles affected by Volkswagen’s diesel-emissions scandal According to a report from the German weekend newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, the supplier wrote to VW to warn the automaker of using its so-called “defeat device,” which would operate the vehicle while using its emissions controls to their full extent during a recognized emissions test and then allow a dirtier emissions mode the rest of the time—with up to 40 times more oxides...

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