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South Korea Suspends Sales Of 80 Volkswagen Models
South Korea suspended the sales of 80 Volkswagen models, claiming that the company forged documents for noise-level tests and emissions.

South Korea suspended the sales of 80 Volkswagen models, claiming that the company forged documents for noise-level tests and emissions.

South Korea has slapped a fine of $16.06 million on the German automaker after the environment ministry accused it of forging documents. An investigation into the matter is underway.

A Volkswagen executive has even been arrested in July during a raid in their Seoul office.

“As of August 2 we have revoked the certification of 83,000 vehicles of 80 models,” said a ministry statement.

Volkswagen has admitted in the past to fabricating documents for its diesel-engine vehicles and is already facing lawsuits.

In November last year, the government recalled 125,000 of their vehicles, over an issue with the emissions control system. The firm was fined $12.3 million.