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Consumer Reports urges higher VW diesel buyback amounts

Consumer Reports urges higher VW diesel buyback amounts

Last month, a federal judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement covering Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software. That settlement included specific amounts VW must pay owners in buybacks. But just before the public comment period for the settlement ended... read more

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2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

CA regulator to start testing VW TDI diesel modifications for all versions

Under the settlement that got preliminary approval last week, Volkswagen must either buy back 466,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars or modify them to meet emissions standards... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
Modified Ford F-650 featured on "Diesel Brothers" (Photo by DieselSellerz.com)

Utah doctors to sue TV's 'Diesel Brothers' for illegal modifications

Sometimes reality-television fame comes with some unforeseen side effects. A certain subset of car enthusiasts enjoy modifying large diesel trucks, something that has gained... read more July 31, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW diesel owners not happy with offers, communications: survey

Earlier this week, a federal district-court judge gave preliminary approval to a plan for Volkswagen to buy back or modify hundreds of thousands of 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars... read more July 29, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW diesel deception known by highest execs, lawsuits say

Every scandal comes down to a set of related questions: who knew what, and when did they know it? Thus far, in the VW diesel emission scandal, those questions remain... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW diesel plan gets preliminary approval, but buyback offers won't start yet

As expected, a federal district-court judge gave preliminary approval yesterday to a plan for Volkswagen to buy back or modify hundreds of thousands of 2.0-liter diesel... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Updates to VW diesel cars: a few details, timing emerge on modifications

With luck, owners of the 466,000 Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars at the center of the VW emission cheating scandal now know that they will be offered a choice of... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon

Diesel car sales down in 2016; will there be any in 2017?

A backlog of diesel cars waiting to be tested by federal regulators has delayed several models from going on sale in the U.S. including many from BMW and possibly others from... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW's long road ahead to restore consumer trust, faith in green credentials

With a proposed settlement at least partially approved by U.S. regulators, Volkswagen has taken a major step toward resolving the diesel scandal. If the settlement receives... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

VW diesel deal: what should I do? Take buyback? Wait for updates?

It's a question that hundreds of thousands of VW 2.0-liter TDI diesel owners will be asking soon, if they haven't already: Should I take the buyback? Some have already made... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Mazda 6

Mazda's diesel off the table for U.S., it appears

More than nine months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal first broke, its impact on the U.S. diesel market is still being assessed. It's now becoming clear that VW won't... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Why VW killed its TDI diesels in the U.S.: future emission standards

Hell hath no fury like a well-meaning government regulator who's been sneered at and condescended to by executives of one of the world's largest auto companies—only to... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Smog in Dehli, India (by Flickr user Mfield)

Indian capital to cancel registrations of diesel cars 10 years or older, immediately

India's top environmental court is taking aggressive action to curb air pollution in the country's capital city. New Delhi authorities were ordered by the courts on Monday to... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW won't relaunch 'clean diesels' as part of its US core, execs say

Automotive News reported Tuesday that Volkwagen's North American chief said the brand won't bring back most of its diesels to the U.S. anytime soon. “We are not... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

What does VW's diesel-pollution mitigation program actually do?

Last month's settlement proposal to resolve the claims of more than 450,000 owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars contains quite a few separate requirements in its... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter V-6 diesel fix rejected by California regulators

Owners of several of the pricier Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen models fitted with VW's 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine will have to wait a little longer to find out what VW... read more July 14, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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