Volkswagen diesel scandal

 
Australia's AAA will test emissions of top 30 cars; government won't, it says (VW diesel update)

Australia's AAA will test emissions of top 30 cars; government won't, it says (VW diesel update)

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has placed greater scrutiny on laboratory emissions testing of new cars pretty much around the world. Over the year since the news of VW's use of illegal "defeat device" software first broke, other carmakers have come forward to confess errors or outright cheating in... read more

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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

FTC warns VW dealers not to mislead owners about buybacks

Volkswagen diesel owners are still waiting for final approval of the proposed settlement that will allow VW to buy back their cars. But on Tuesday, the Federal Trade... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Diesel lobby group slams VW mitigation plan, says it will miss clean-air targets

The preliminary Volkswagen diesel settlement includes not only provisions for buybacks and vehicle modifications, but also funding for mitigation of the environmental damage... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

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... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Golf

VW faces far worse problems in South Korea than in U.S.

The ongoing diesel emissions scandal has severely damaged Volkswagen's reputation in the U.S., and will be quite costly to remedy. Under the terms of a settlement that... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

What can VW diesel owners buy now? Perhaps a Chevy Cruze diesel?

Following the revelation that it used illegal "defeat device" software to cheat on emissions tests, Volkswagen has essentially walked away from the U.S. diesel market. The... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

EU, consumer groups pressure VW for diesel cheat compensation in Europe

A settlement covering Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. with emissions-cheating "defeat device" software recently received preliminary approval from a... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 

 
 

 
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