这个问题是最重要的，必须加以分析，因为汽车公司的行动一直在恶化环境，实际上对排放污染汽车的国家人民的健康产生了间接影响。这些影响并非微不足道，因为据记录，由于污染，特别是汽车的污染，已登记有男子公民死于癌症和其他威胁生命的疾病。由于公司的行为而将威胁生命的疾病强加于人的后果是一个人权问题，必须加以处理和抑制，以避免其以任何形式复发(Sandel, 2009)。这个问题对社会和政府来说也很重要，因为这样的行动和纠正措施将对汽车行业未来的行动产生一些影响。这是因为其他汽车制造商将识别案例并研究所有后果，并可能形成他们未来对客户、环境和政府的行动、战略和方法。这一问题在全球范围内具有重要意义，许多国家将改变对检测方法的规定，审批阶段可能会变得更加拖延、漫长和严格。这可能会导致汽车行业采用一种新的方法来营销他们的汽车道德和保护他们的商誉(Hotten, 2015)。
Volkswagen, a giant automobile manufacturer and marketer has agreed that they had used faulty software which was designed purposely to suppress the readings of the automobile pollution especially during tests conducted by the pollution authority (Adams, 2015). This software disallowed the readings to display it correctly and displayed a masked reading which was well under the limits of the emission requirements. The software was installed in diesel vehicles and had been termed as a defeat device to defeat the test requirements. Thus, when the cars got approved from the authority and hit the road, the emission from the cars was way above the prescribed limits and this converted in to massive pollution levels in the US and Europe where these faulty cars were primarily sold. The car company apologised for the same and sought to recall the cars and fixed the problem at its own cost and also paid the relevant duties and penalties to the government, but the unethical act cannot be undone and the direct and indirect impacts cannot be repaired. Loss of reputation is the biggest damage caused to Volkswagen as it recalled more than 11 million cars to be fixed, which unfortunately had been emitting poisonous gases throughout the countries without any trace.
The issue is of the utmost importance and essential to be analysed because the actions of the car company had been deteriorating the environment which in fact had indirect impacts on the health of people in the countries where the pollution emitting cars were roaming. The impacts are not insignificant as it had been recorded that due to pollution, especially of automobiles, there had been registered deaths of man citizens due to cancer and other life threatening diseases. The consequences of imposing a life threatening disease on to people as a result of the action of the company is a human rights issue and must be addressed and suppressed to avoid its recurrence in any form whatsoever (Sandel, 2009). The issue is also important for society and government because such actions and the rectification applied will produce some impacts on the future actions of the car industry. This is because other car manufacturers will identify the case and study all consequences and probably shape their future action, strategy and approach towards customers, environment and the government. The issue has significant relevance in the global industry and many countries will alter their regulations of the testing methods, the approval stages may get more delayed, lengthy, and stricter. This could lead to a possibility of the car industry adopting a new approach of marketing their cars ethically and safeguarding their goodwill (Hotten, 2015).