Volkswagen diesel scandal

 
Buybacks coming for Audi Q7 TDI diesel SUVs: German report

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 covers only VW and Audi TDI models with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines, sold in the U.S. from model years 2009 through 2015. It's... read more

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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


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Virtually all VW diesel owners will take settlement terms for 2.0-liter TDI cars

The Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter TDI 4-cylinder cars may still need final approval from a federal judge, but most of the affected owners are already onboard... read more October 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen fights demands for Dieselgate documents, Bosch joins too

More than a year after its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars was first revealed to the public, Volkswagen is still dealing with the effects of the... read more September 30, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW Dieselgate one year later: what have we learned about diesel cars?

It's now a year and eight days since the EPA broke the news that Volkswagen had admitted to including "defeat device" software in almost half a million so-called "clean... read more September 26, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report

It's been a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software that allowed its diesel cars to cheat... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
2013 Audi TDI range

Audi V-6 diesel talks 'progressing well' for October agreement, exec says

A preliminary settlement for Volkswagen and Audi TDI diesel cars with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines is awaiting approval by a federal judge. But the Volkswagen Group and U.S... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Why VW diesel buyback pays owners to keep their cars for two more years

If all goes according to plan, more than 450,000 owners of Volkswagen and Audi sedans, wagons, and hatchbacks with 2.0-liter TDI diesel vehicles from the 2009 through 2015... read more September 13, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

First Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty to diesel emission fraud

Almost a year after news of Volkswagen's emissions cheating broke, an engineer pleaded guilty to charges related to the diesel scandal. This is the first time a VW employee... read more September 10, 2016 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

Study suggests every European diesel maker cheated on EU tests

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has thrown a bright spotlight on the way new cars and trucks are tested for compliance with emissions standards. The German carmaker's use of... read more September 9, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Most VW diesel owners want the buyback, not a modified car

Under the terms of a proposed settlement, owners of Volkswagen 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software have two options. They can take a... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW promises dealers it will cut prices to boost U.S. sales after diesel debacle

In addition to a cash settlement with its U.S. dealers, Volkswagen said this week it would take measures to increase its sales in the U.S. following a year of its... read more August 30, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen

VW diesel buyback: Here's what it's like to be an owner, so far

A Volkswagen TDI owner in Portland, Oregon, who's a good friend of this site is taking us along for the ride as he prepares to sell back his 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

Audi, VW, Porsche 3.0-liter diesel owners won't hear a thing until November

Owners of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel models will remain in limbo for at least a few more months, it seems. While a settlement covering 2.0-liter... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW customer satisfaction plummeted, now near the bottom

The ongoing diesel-emissions scandal undoubtedly did damage to Volkswagen's reputation in the U.S. But how does one quantify the scandal's impact on consumer perception of... read more August 25, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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