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Carmageddon: The biggest car scandals through history

Rain clouds are seen over a Volkswagen symbol at the main entrance gate at Volkswagen production plant in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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In light of the storm surrounding accusations that Volkswagen rigged its diesel cars to pass emission tests in the U.S., CNBC looks back at other scandals in the autos industry.

—By Luke Graham, special to CNBC, on Wednesday September 23, 2015.

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