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.