Volkswagen diesel scandal

 
VW Group cars had highest recall rates, even before diesel scandal

VW Group cars had highest recall rates, even before diesel scandal

It's been over a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. But VW had another dirty little secret waiting to come to light. That is its recall rate: cars from its Volkswagen... read more

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2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW offers $1,000 loyalty bonus to all owners of 2001-later Volkswagens

Individual dealers and several competitor automakers have already tried to cash in on the Volkswagen diesel settlement, but VW itself hasn't offered any notable incentives... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW's home state calls diesel actions 'inexcusable' as scandal expands

While Volkswagen has received approval from U.S. and European authorities to take some steps to address diesel cars with emissions-cheating "defeat device" software, the... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW ends contract of historian researching its WW2 past; questions remain

More than a year after it was revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, the company is still working to... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

What will VW do with TDI diesel buyback cars? It's not what you think

Within weeks, Volkswagen and Audi will starting buying back thousands of 2.0-liter diesel cars sold between 2009 and 2015. So what will the company do once it's legally taken... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Congressmen question EPA over VW funds for electric-car charging

Even though a settlement covering almost half a million 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI cars that were the main focus of the Volkswagen diesel scandal was approved by a federal... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Trade-in deals for VW diesel owners taking buyback: our list

Now that the Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel settlement has has received final approval from a federal judge, VW can soon start sending out buyback offers to affected owners... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

VW dealers use diesel buyback to offer deals even before TDI owners bring in cars

The Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter TDI cars received final approval from a federal judge earlier this week. That means VW is now able to send out buyback offers... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai targets VW diesel buyback owners with special prices

Now that a final settlement has been approved by U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer, Volkswagen can begin sending out buyback offers to hundreds of thousands of... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350e plug-in hybrid, San Francisco, March 2015

Diesel cars dwindle as Mercedes-Benz C300d is pulled from U.S. before launch

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has had wide-ranging impacts globally, and specific local effects in the U.S. vehicle market. No VW Group brand will sell diesel vehicles in... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2013 Audi Q7 TDI S Line

Buybacks coming for Audi Q7 TDI diesel SUVs: German report

The Volkswagen diesel settlement approved by a federal judge earlier this week does not address all of the company's cars fitted with illegal "defeat device" software. It... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Battle over VW's $2 billion fund for electric-car charging: sorting out the questions

Yesterday, federal judge Charles Breyer signed the final agreement committing Volkswagen to buy back or modify the 465,000 TDI 2.0-liter diesel vehicles that are the main... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Final VW diesel settlement signed; buyback offers to start soon

As expected, yesterday U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer signed the final agreement among Volkswagen, the EPA, and the state of California covering the bulk of VW's diesel... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Paul Hayes with his Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Why VW diesel owners should get full price in buyback: opinion

If Judge Charles Breyer signs the final settlement among Volkswagen, the EPA, and a California agency tomorrow, buyback offers will start to go out sometime next month to... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

Judge 'inclined' to sign VW diesel settlement, decision by Oct 25

More than a year after Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars came to light, the company is close to achieving a settlement with regulators and... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Why do electric cars exist? Buyer demand? Legislation? Or VW?

Owners love them, but modern electric cars have not made a large dent in sales of internal-combustion cars since becoming widely available five years ago. In fact, but for a... read more October 19, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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