“As of November 15, 1990, federal law prohibits anyone from removing or rendering inoperative any emission control device or element of design that is installed on a motor vehicle or a motor vehicle engine. Anyone who breaks this law can be penalized as much as $2,500 for each motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine they tamper with. Dealerships and manufacturers can be penalized up to $25,000 for each violation. This prohibition is one of the 1990 Amendments to the U.S. Clean Air Act.”

“Tampering includes:

- Removing such devices as the catalytic converter, air pump and EGR valve, or doing anything to keep them from working properly.

-Disconnecting vacuum lines and electrical or mechanical parts of the pollution control system, such as electrical solenoids, sensors or vacuum-activated valves.

-Adjusting any element of a car or truck’s emission control design so that it no longer meets the manufacturer’s specifications.

-Installing a replacement part that is not the same in design and function as the part that was originally on the vehicle, such as an incorrect exhaust part.

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-Adding a part that was not originally certified on the car, such as installing a turbocharger.”

Its for your health, guys n’ gals. It happened to VW, it could happen to you. Kek.