NC AG launches investigation into Volkswagen

The Volkswagen logo is seen on car offered for sale at New Century Volkswagen dealership in Glendale, Calif., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Volkswagen shares plunged Monday after U.S. regulators accused the German automaker of cheating on emissions tests, alleging that nearly 500,000 cars weren't meeting federal standards. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Thursday that he has joining other states and launching an investigation into Volkswagen for altering software to produce false results on vehicle emissions tests.

Cooper and Attorneys General from at least 28 other states across the country will work together to investigate allegations that Volkswagen equipped 11 million diesel vehicles with software that could be used to cheat on emissions tests, potentially deceiving consumers and violating clean air standards.

“Misleading car owners and cheating clean air rules are serious allegations, and my office is investigating to ensure fair treatment for affected North Carolina consumers,” Cooper said in a written release.

List: Affected Volkswagen and Audi models

North Carolina consumers who own one of the affected diesel cars are welcome to file a complaint with Cooper’s Consumer Protection Division online at ncdoj.gov or call 1-877-5-NO-SCAM toll-free within the state.

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