The provincial government has launched an investigation into Volkswagen and the software that bypasses emission controls.
Ontario’s environment ministry is investigating Volkswagen Canada and Audi Canada for selling cars with the “emission cheating” software.
The province is asking VW, which owns Audi Canada, to detail whatever actions it plans to take to fix the cars sold in Ontario that don’t meet emissions standards.
The ministry says it’s expected the company take action to make sure impacted cars meet the province’s rules on emissions levels.
The government estimates there are 35,000 of the Volkswagen and Audi models in Ontario with the software that turns off the emissions control systems except when the vehicle is being tested.