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New Emissions-Cheating “Defeat Device” Reportedly Found In Audi Vehicles

Volkswagen’s recently approved $15 billion settlement with the U.S. government was seen by some as the final chapter in the carmaker’s “defeat device” emissions scandal, but officials in California may have found evidence that VW used a second device to skirt carbon dioxide emissions restrictions in certain of its Audi vehicles. [More]

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Volkswagen Splits With Researcher It Hired To Chronicle Company’s Nazi Connections

A number of popular German brands — including Hugo Boss, Daimler-Benz, Porsche, and BMW — had connections to or business arrangements with the Nazi party and/or the German military under Hitler. But the brand that may be most commonly linked with the Third Reich is Volkswagen, a company that had, for the last 18 years, contracted a noted historian to research VW’s embarrassing origins, including its use of forced labor. However, at a time when an ongoing emissions scandal has called the carmaker’s commitment to transparency into question, VW and the academic have gone their separate ways. [More]

The.Comedian

Volkswagen And Audi Recall 334,000 Vehicles That May Have Fuel Leaks

Hundreds of thousands of Audi and Volkswagen vehicles have a fuel leak problem that could lead to fires, and the company has recalled them, notifying customers that they can expect repairs, um, eventually. While the company announced both fuel leak recalls at the same time, they apparently have different causes. [More]

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Audi Recalls 20K SUVs Because Seats Shouldn’t Move In A Crash

Owning or driving a vehicle with a third row of seats can be convenient when hauling around your family, the neighbor’s kids, or when you simply just need to get more people from point A to point B. But you know what’s not convenient? When those seats don’t stay where they’re supposed to in a crash. For that reason, Audi is recalled nearly 20,000 SUVs.  [More]

Rich Renomeron

New Audi Technology Will Tell Drivers Exactly When The Light Will Change

Anyone who’s ever been in a hurry to get somewhere and found themselves stuck at a traffic light knows that waiting for it to turn from red to green can feel like an eternity. Audi wants to get rid of that feeling with new technology that lets drivers know exactly when that light will change. [More]

Benedict Benedict

Report: More Volkswagen, Audi Vehicles May Have Emissions Cheating Software

Volkswagen may be poised to start putting that whole emission-cheating “defeat device” business behind it with a $15 billion agreement, but a new report suggests the carmaker may have other skeletons under its hood. [More]

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Another 4.4 Million Cars From 11 Brands Recalled For Takata Airbags

Sometimes it might be shorter and easier to just publish a list of the vehicles that haven’t been recalled today. While cars continue to be manufactured and sold with the potentially harmful ammonium nitrate airbags, 2.4 million more vehicles containing the problematic safety equipment have been recalled in the last two days. [More]

Dash-Cam Captures Audi Service Tech’s Alleged Joyride In Customer’s Car

Dash-Cam Captures Audi Service Tech’s Alleged Joyride In Customer’s Car

It’s a scene straight out of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which is the only movie anyone ever quotes in these situations: a customer who took his Audi in for servicing in California says his car’s dash-cam captured a service technician taking his wheels for a joyride. [More]

Feds Sue Volkswagen For Deceptive “Clean Diesel” Advertising

Feds Sue Volkswagen For Deceptive “Clean Diesel” Advertising

We all know by now that Volkswagen’s “Clean Diesel” vehicles were anything but, and that the carmaker deliberately used so-called “defeat devices” to cheat on emissions tests. Now, in an effort to get compensation for people who purchased one of these dirty diesels, the Federal Trade Commission has sued VW, accusing the company of deceptive advertising. [More]

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VW Buyback Plan Seems More Likely As Company Struggles To Find Fix For Emission-Cheating Vehicles

Since Volkswagen admitted last year to using “defeat devices” in certain cars to cheat on emissions tests, some owners and consumer advocates have pushed for the carmaker to buy back affected vehicles from customers. VW had resisted this idea, but without any other resolution in the offing, a mass buyback offer is beginning to look possible.
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Takata Airbag Recall Increases By 5 Million, Ninth U.S. Death Reported

Takata Airbag Recall Increases By 5 Million, Ninth U.S. Death Reported

The December death of a Georgia man prompted federal regulators to increase by five million the number of vehicles recalled because of defective Takata airbags that can shoot shrapnel at drivers and passengers upon deployment.  [More]

VW Expands “Goodwill Package” To Include 3-Liter Vehicles That Evade Emissions Standards

VW Expands “Goodwill Package” To Include 3-Liter Vehicles That Evade Emissions Standards

Back in November, Volkswagen announced a “goodwill package” of cash and credit intended to placate some owners of supposed “clean diesel” cars that were rigged to cheat emissions tests. Now the company is expanding this offer to include owners of 3-liter diesel cars from VW, Audi, and Porsche. [More]

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Volkswagen CEO: We Are Not Crooks

While Volkswagen is currently the target of numerous civil lawsuits — including one filed last week by the federal government  — there is still the possibility VW could face criminal charges. But the company’s CEO contends that no real crime was actually committed. [More]

VW Reportedly Considering Buying Back More Than 50,000 Emissions-Cheating Cars In The U.S.

VW Reportedly Considering Buying Back More Than 50,000 Emissions-Cheating Cars In The U.S.

Volkswagen may buy back tens of thousands of vehicles in the United States if the company can’t find an easy way to remove “defeat devices” that allow the cars to evade emissions standards.  [More]

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VW Emissions Scandal The Result Of “Chain Of Mistakes” That Started In 2005

The emissions scandal affecting more than 11 million Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles around the world likely started in 2005 when engineers initiated a “chain of mistakes” while trying to meet nitrogen-oxide emissions standards in their new line of diesel vehicles, executives for the company said on Thursday.  [More]

Emissions-Cheating “Defeat Devices” Found In Additional VW, Audi, Porsche Vehicles

Emissions-Cheating “Defeat Devices” Found In Additional VW, Audi, Porsche Vehicles

The emission-scandal plot continues to thicken for Volkswagen and U.S. regulators. Nearly a month after the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board accused the carmaker of including “defeat devices” in an additional 10,000 previously unreported vehicles, investigators for the agency say the number of cars is significantly higher.  [More]

Lawmakers Call For VW To Buy Back Emission-Cheating Cars At Pre-Scandal Value

Lawmakers Call For VW To Buy Back Emission-Cheating Cars At Pre-Scandal Value

Despite nearly a quarter of the 482,000 owners of Volkswagen vehicles equipped with “defeat devices” accepting a “goodwill package” of $1,000 in cash and credits for their troubles, lawmakers said on Thursday that the carmaker needs to do more – namely buy back the automobiles that violate federal air pollution emission standards.  [More]

The 2016 3.0 liter diesel-powered Audi A6 is included in VW latest stop-sale order.

Dealers Stop Sale Of New, Pre-Owned VW, Audi & Porsche Vehicles Covered In Latest Emissions Violations

Just a day after Volkswagen executives said the car company would not stop the sale of vehicles included in the Environmental Protection Agency’s newest notice of violation for emission standards, the manufacturer backtracked, and now says it will tell dealers not to sell certain VW, Audi and Porsche models.  [More]