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]

Eric Arnold

VW, Porsche Recall 800,477 SUVs Because Pedals Shouldn’t Be Loose

When preparing to hit your car’s brake pedal, the last thing you want is for the control to be broken. Unfortunately, that could be the case for more than 800,000 Volkswagen and Porsche SUVs.  [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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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]

VW Denies Latest Emissions Violations, Won’t Halt Sales On Affected Vehicles

VW Denies Latest Emissions Violations, Won’t Halt Sales On Affected Vehicles

Just hours after federal and state regulators accused Volkswagen of using so-called “defeat devices” on newer model cars in order to ensure they passed emissions tests, the carmaker said the allegations aren’t true and that it will continue to allow sales of the recently identified automobiles.  [More]

Regulators Find More “Defeat Devices” In 10,000 VW, Porsche And Audi Vehicles

Regulators Find More “Defeat Devices” In 10,000 VW, Porsche And Audi Vehicles

A month and a half after the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board found “defeat devices” designed to cheat emission tests in nearly 500,000 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, the agencies’ ongoing investigation found additional Clean Air Act violations in the carmaker’s newer model Porsche, Audi and VW cars.  [More]

Porsche Recall Shows That Even $173,000 Cars Can Sometimes Catch On Fire

Porsche Recall Shows That Even $173,000 Cars Can Sometimes Catch On Fire

If you plunk down $173,000 for a car, you would hope that — in addition to all the luxurious finishes — the vehicle wouldn’t have a defect that could cause your pricey plaything to go up in flames while the rest of the world tries to contain its schadenfreude.

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Porsche 911s Recalled For Wheel Hubs Wearing Down

Porsche 911s Recalled For Wheel Hubs Wearing Down

For want of a nail, a kingdom was lost. And for want of durable wheel hubs, high-powered Porsche 911s were recalled because the could lead to a compromised wheel-retention system and a crash.

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Logos Redesigned For What The Company Actually Does

Logos Redesigned For What The Company Actually Does

For fun and whimsy, graphic designer Viktor Hertz took a crack at reworking some famous company logos so they more accurately depict what the company is all about. C’mon, let’s get real people. YouTube is not about putting “you” on the “tube” — it’s the world’s largest repository of cat videos! The rest of the satire, more of which can be found here, speaks for itself.

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https://consumerist.com/2009/07/23/vw-wants-to-make-sweet/

VW wants to make sweet merger love with Porsche. We wonder what a talking Porsche would sound like. [AP]