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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: dealers ask for reparations, fix deadline passes
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: dealers ask for reparations, fix deadline passes

In this week's Volkswagen Dieselgate update, the automaker misses an important deadline, dealers demand compensation to see them through the scandal, and Kentucky files a lawsuit. Fix deadline passes: Last month, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer gave Volkswagen until March 24 to find a fix for...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Dealers' Susan Powter moment, worker alleges diesel data deletion

It's Friday, and that means it's time for a review of the week's headlines related to Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate crisis. Over the past few days, VW U.S. dealers had something of a meltdown, a former employee alleged that Volkswagen engaged in shady record-keeping practices, and investors filed...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Diesel fix 'within months', California's surprising decision, more

It's been another tumultuous week for Volkswagen--one that's brought a high-profile resignation and less-than-comforting news about the company's long-awaited Dieselgate "fix". If you've lost track of those and other stories, here's a handy recap: Head of VW worker group begs U.S. and other...Read More»

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Ahead of diesel-scandal fix, Volkswagen’s U.S. CEO departs

As a U.S. deadline looms, and Volkswagen readies a new plan to fix hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles—and, perhaps, looks to cut a deal with regulators—the automaker’s U.S. arm has announced that its top executive in the U.S. is leaving his post. “Through mutual...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Sales sink, but VW workers still get bonuses

In a couple of weeks, we'll enter the sixth month of Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis. Here are a few of the top news items about the emissions-cheating scandal that have emerged during the past few days: Volkswagen's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, knew that the company admitted using defeat devices...Read More»

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2009 Volkswagen Routan Recalled For Airbag Problem (Not The One You Think)

Volkswagen has issued a recall for the 2009 VW Routan to repair its airbag system. Despite Volkswagen's involvement in the massive Takata recall scandal, though, the Routan's troubles have nothing to do with the struggling Japanese supplier. Instead, they're related to a growing problem with...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: Judge Sets March Deadline For Repair Plan, EPA Asks For EVs, More

It's been another dizzying week of Volkswagen dieselgate news. Based on what we've seen, the company appears to be inching toward plans to repair 11 million "clean diesel" vehicles equipped with emissions-test-cheating software. However, those plans may not be limited to a straightforward recall...Read More»

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Did Dieselgate Woes Force Volkswagen Into Takata Recall?

Volkswagen is having a host of PR problems right now, so you'd expect the company to take every opportunity to improve its image. But in fact, Volkswagen was anything but willing to do something that could buff its brand by showing concern for consumers. Public documents show that the automaker was...Read More»

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2011-2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recalled For Soggy Batteries, Fire Risk

Volkswagen has issued a recall for Touareg Hybrid crossovers from model-years 2011 to 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the batteries on some of those vehicles may short out and could cause a fire. ALSO SEE: Kia Soul Vs. Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars...Read More»

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Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected

Another day, another massive series of recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. The devices have caused more than 100 injuries and at least ten deaths when they exploded after deployment, spraying vehicle occupants with shrapnel. Most of those deaths have occurred in the U.S. Two weeks...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: New Jersey Sues For Damages, Earnings Report Delayed Indefinitely

During times of trouble and strife, we're often told that things will get worse before they get better. In the case of Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate fiasco, though, things just seem to keep rocketing downhill with little sign of slowing down, much less reversing course. The latest "clean diesel"...Read More»

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Deadline: Volkswagen Has To Submit Plan To Fix Audi, Porsche, VW Diesels Today [UPDATED]

Update see below Today is an important day for Volkswagen. It's the deadline for the automaker to submit another set of repair plans to the California Air Resources Board -- plans to bring 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels in line with emissions regulations. As you might recall, Volkswagen...Read More»

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Volkswagen Employees & Managers Knew About Diesel Cheat In 2006

In 2006, George W. Bush was president, David Bowie was alive, and the world hadn't yet heard of iPhones, Instagram, or ISIS. But in Germany, Volkswagen managers had already begun making plans to cheat on emissions tests with VW, Audi, and Porsche diesels. An internal report from Volkswagen, leaked...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: Shareholders Sue, South Korea Investigates, Bosch Defends

It's been another long week for Volkswagen and its ongoing Dieselgate crisis. Although news of Volkswagen's 11 million emissions-test-cheating "clean diesels" broke nearly four months ago, and even though the company has said that the fix for those cars will be cheaper and simpler than initially...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Fixes Slammed By CARB & EPA For "Gaps" & Lack Of Detail: What Now?

Wolfsburg, we have a problem. Yesterday, we told you about a couple of plans that Volkswagen may have been considering to fix roughly 567,000 U.S. diesels and bring them in line with federal and state emissions laws. Alas, those and other plans have been given a big ol' thumbs-down by the...Read More»

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Volkswagen Mulls Buyback Program & Catalytic Converters To End Dieselgate

The Volkswagen emissions-cheating fiasco now known as Dieselgate began making headlines nearly four months ago, but the company has yet to announce a fix for the 567,000 U.S. vehicles affected by the scandal. Volkswagen has made progress in Germany, where emissions laws are more lax, but here in...Read More»

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Volkswagen Adds 3.0-Liter VW, Audi, Porsche Vehicles To Gift Card Program

Last fall, in response to the ongoing Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal, Volkswagen rolled out a gift card program to VW and Audi owners in the U.S. It didn't go over especially well. Many critics said that the program's $1,000 worth of benefits -- $500 in the form of a prepaid Visa that can be...Read More»

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Volkswagen Hit With Federal Lawsuit Over Diesel Cheats: $48 Billion In Fines Possible

Volkswagen staffers have been working overtime at the Consumer Electronics Show, wowing attendees with VW's e-Golf Touch and Budd.e concept -- both part of the automaker's new focus on electric vehicles. But don't let the charm offensive fool you: Volkswagen is still in a heap of trouble over its...Read More»

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Elon Musk Wants California To Forgive Volkswagen For Dieselgate (But There's A Very Big Catch)

The ongoing Dieselgate scandal has thrown Volkswagen into an administrative, public relations, and financial crisis. But while many residents of Planet Earth seem eager to shove Volkswagen under the bus, the automaker received a vote of support from 45 entrepreneurs and investors, who asked...Read More»

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