The company that makes the Golf’s electronic navigation systems is also behind a scheme in which the company is required to pay fines totaling nearly $8 billion in connection with the emissions cheating scandal that was revealed in November 2016.
The cheating, which affected roughly 11 million Golfs worldwide, exposed a sophisticated, networked network of Volkswagen and Audi software engineers that were responsible for the automaker’s software.
Volkswagen, which is also embroiled in the ongoing criminal investigation into the emissions scandal, paid $6.8 billion for the program.
In March, a federal judge ruled that Volkswagen’s emissions cheating program could not be halted as a result of the court’s decision.
“Volkswagen Golf is the world’s leading manufacturer of vehicles, with over 1.2 million Golf vehicles in the U.S. alone,” the company said in a statement at the time.
“We will continue to aggressively cooperate with federal, state and local authorities.”