Volkswagen Proposes 2.0-Liter Diesel Fixes As Crisis Continues

Volkswagen Proposes 2.0-Liter Diesel Fixes As Crisis Continues

Being a Volkswagen executive these days may be one of the more thankless jobs in the auto industry. Among groups including car buyers, business travelers, and environmental advocates, the first association with the brand now is often now "diesel emission scandal.” But differing customer... read more

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VW Gives Owners Of 2009-2015 2.0-Liter Diesel Cars Debit Cards, Roadside Assistance

Investigations by VW and numerous government agencies into the company's TDI diesel-emission cheating scandal are still underway, so there's not a lot Volkswagen can say... read more November 10, 2015 by 

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EU Regulators Dilute New Emission Rules To Allow 2.1 Times The Legal Limits Until 2020

The official press release from the European Union sounds as though Wednesday's vote on new emission-testing rules makes it tougher for automakers to cheat as Volkswagen... read more October 30, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW: Newest Diesel Engines Had No 'Defeat' Software, Legal In Europe

One of the many complications of the VW diesel emission scandal is that the 482,000 affected cars in the U.S. encompass three different types of engine and emission-control... read more October 23, 2015 by 

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

VW Diesel Owners In Limbo Until Recall Issued, While Cars Lose Value

Yesterday, Volkswagen told owners of its 2009-2015 TDI diesel vehicles to search online to see if their cars will need to be recalled. And it's already announced a recall of... read more October 22, 2015 by 

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Will My Diesel Volkswagen Be Recalled? Check Your VIN On VW Website

Volkswagen customers can now find out if their diesel cars are involved in the still-unfolding emission-cheating sandal, using an online tool from the company's website. It's... read more October 21, 2015 by 

VW Driver magazine, Spring/Summer 2007 issue, distributed by Volkswagen to its owners in the U.S.

Even In 2007, As VW Designed Dirty Diesels, It Said Electric Cars Were The Future

Many journalists tend to have pack-rat tendencies, but sorting out old press kits, files, and magazines can have unexpected rewards. So it was for auto writer John Rettie... read more October 20, 2015 by 

2016 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible

EPA: 'Long List' Of Questions On New VW Diesel Software Feature

A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen seemed confident that it would be just a matter of weeks before it made some simple tweaks and got its 2016 lineup of TDI diesel vehicles... read more October 16, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show

VW To Recall 8.5 Million TDI Diesel Vehicles Across Europe; Fixes Not Yet Revealed

Volkswagen has agreed to recall and modify the majority of the 11 million diesel cars known to have the diesel emissions-cheating software it admitted to four weeks ago. This... read more October 16, 2015 by 

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Carmakers Lobby To Keep Software Secret, Despite VW Emission Scandal

The software that allowed Volkswagen diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests was not found by government regulators. Instead, its effects were discovered by researchers at... read more October 14, 2015 by 

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton

Next Volkswagen Phaeton To Go Electric (As VW Slashes Spending)

As it reels from the ongoing diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen is cutting spending and putting future expansion and development projects on hold. But apparently... read more October 14, 2015 by 

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

VW Diesel Acceleration, Fuel Economy Fall Without 'Cheat Mode' (Video)

As Volkswagen works overtime to figure out what changes it will make to 482,000 TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. with a "cheat mode" that let them comply with emission rules... read more October 12, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

How Will VW Fix My Diesel Car, And When? A List Of All Models

Volkswagen's U.S. CEO, Michael Horn, spent several hours yesterday testifying in front of a Congressional panel on the company's growing TDI diesel-emission cheating scandal... read more October 9, 2015 by 

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Six Possible VW TDI Diesel Fixes: From Software To New Car

"You have power, you have energy, you have emissions: You get to choose two of them." That's the conundrum facing diesel-engine engineers, as summarized by Don Hillebrand... read more October 7, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Eos

Good Time To Buy Another VW: $2,000 Loyalty Bonus For Owners

The ongoing VW diesel emissions scandal is causing considerable stress for owners of the 482,000 affected Volkswagen TDI models in the U.S. But current owners of VWs--diesel... read more October 7, 2015 by 

Elon Musk Speaks

Musk: Trickery “The Only Option” For Engineers In VW Scandal?

Although internal combustion engines are for the most part getting a little more efficient with every new model year, there’s no avoiding a cold fact: that whether... read more September 29, 2015 by 


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