Turns Out That It's Pretty Simple To Hack A Volkswagen Diesel's Cheat Mode

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OK, so this could be fun.

Volkswagen has a serious problem these days, as we all know very well. There’s no need to go deeper into details. So while the German automaker works on solutions, both mechanically and outright PR damage control, many people are still wondering how VW diesels managed to fool just about everyone. The purposely-installed cheat software is complex, but apparently it’s possible to hack. All it takes is some patience, technical know-how, and the will to give it a shot.

Consumer Reports figured it’d be interesting to try. The public has a right to know, after all. So how did VW engineers pull off (for a time) what’s now known as "Dieselgate?" Check out the video ahead.

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