Success: Volkswagen to Recall Vehicles Starting in January


Target:  New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller

Goal: Applaud the announcement of the recall of Volkswagen vehicles that were designed to fake federal emissions tests and release up to 40 times the federal standard for emissions.

Thanks in part to petitions like ForceChange’s Recall Volkswagen Vehicles that Cheat Emissions Tests,  Volkswagen’s new CEO Matthias Mueller announced that a recall of the cars with software designed to fake federal emissions tests will start in January and that VW plans to fix all of the vehicles by the end of next year.

The automaker said said up to 11 million vehicles around the world contain the diesel engine with the device used to cheat on U.S. emissions tests. The vehicles each release 40 times the federal standard for emissions.

Mueller said that that most of the vehicles will simply need a software update to fix the issue, although some cars may need new injectors and catalyzers.

Companies that lie and destroy the environment must be held accountable, and this recall is a big step towards doing just that. Applaud the announced recall of these environmentally destructive cars.


Dear Mr. Mueller,

I am glad to hear that you recently announced a recall of the cars that faked federal emissions tests will begin in January and the cars should be fixed by the end of next year. This entire scandal was a slap in the face not only to the governments that you lied to, but also to the environment, which suffered up to 40 times the federal standard of emissions leaked by your cars.

Your company must be held responsible for these lies and for destroying the environment while risking public health, and I applaud you for doing just that.


[Your Name Here]

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