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Takata Crisis Continues: 2016 Honda CR-V Recalled For Exploding Airbags, Nissan Re-Inspects Cars
Takata Crisis Continues: 2016 Honda CR-V Recalled For Exploding Airbags, Nissan Re-Inspects Cars

The complicated and confusing Takata airbag recall is no longer front-page news, but never fear: the nightmare for Takata, automakers, and consumers plays on. The latest chapter in the saga involves Takata's biggest client, Honda. On Friday, the automaker issued a recall for select 2016 Honda CR-V...Read More»

Matthias Muller
In The Wake Of Dieselgate, Volkswagen Is Less Interested In Being World's Biggest Automaker

For the better part of a decade, Volkswagen has boasted about its plan to become the world's biggest automaker by 2018. But according to a statement from Volkswagen's new CEO, Matthias Muller, the Dieselgate scandal is forcing the company to rethink its goals. In a statement issued to the press...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
Is Your Car Affected By The Volkswagen Diesel Scandal? Check Your VIN

We're one month into the Dieselgate fiasco, and there's no relief in sight for Volkswagen owners. In fact, as more of the automaker's offices are raided and plundered by investigators, we wouldn't be surprised to see new and unpleasant revelations come to light. Among those bombshells could be an...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Another Raid Of Volkswagen Offices -- This Time, In France

Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany were raided on October 8, and now, the New York Times reports that investigators have struck again -- this time, in France. It appears that la merde hit the fan on Friday when police raided not one, but two Volkswagen offices near Paris. (News of the...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf
This Is Not The VW Recall You Were Looking For: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, E-Golf Recalled

Volkswagen has yet to issue recalls for 11 million VW, Audi, Porsche, and Seat diesel vehicles equipped with emissions-test-cheating software. But if you own a gas-powered VW Jetta or Golf, or perhaps an electric E-Golf from model-year 2015, you might get a jump on all the recall fun. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf
Volkswagen Shifts Gears, Vows To Focus More Attention On Electric Cars

When you think of eco-friendly car companies, you may not immediately think of Volkswagen. But that could change if policies proposed by the new Volkswagen Brand Board of Management come to fruition. QUESTIONABLE HISTORY Volkswagen's less-than-green image isn't just because of the ongoing...Read More»

Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke
Who Should Play Whom In The Volkswagen Dieselgate Movie? (Which Is A Thing, BTW)

It's official: Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal is now a movie. Well, it will be. Just as soon as all the investigations and hearings and lawsuits wrap up. And the tell-all book is written. And someone turns that book into a screenplay. But, you know: details, details. The important thing is...Read More»

Martin Winterkorn, Mary Barra
Volkswagen's Dieselgate vs. General Motors' Switchgate: Which Is Worse?

When something as massive as Volkswagen's emissions scandal breaks, it's tempting to compare the event to previous shockers -- for example, last year's ignition switch fiasco at General Motors. And as we all know, the only way to overcome temptation is to yield to it. ALSO SEE: 'Cheat Mode' In VW...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Want A New Volkswagen Diesel? Prepare To Wait

If you're waiting for a shot at buying a diesel-powered 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Jetta, or Passat, we hope you brought a book. According to Auto News, the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing stringent new tests for those vehicles, and we could be well into the new year before you sign...Read More»

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, in 'Dieselgate' video
So, How Much Is The Diesel Disaster Going To Cost Volkswagen? We're Guessing $25 Billion+

Volkswagen's slowly unfolding diesel emissions scandal is many things to many people: To the public, it's a page-turning whodunnit of deception. To regulators, it's a wake-up call and a kick in the pants. To lawyers, it's a guaranteed source of future income. To the Environmental Protection Agency...Read More»

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Hitting Dealerships Soon
BREAKING: Volkswagen Will Recall All 11 Million Diesel Cars With Emissions-Cheating Software

This morning, Reuters reports that Volkswagen plans to issue a worldwide recall for all 11 million diesel vehicles equipped with software designed to cheat on emissions tests. That in itself isn't too surprising. For a problem this big, a deception this egregious, VW would be expected to repair the...Read More»

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, in 'Dieselgate' video
Volkswagen Sums Up Diesel Situation, Admits Guilt On Info Site

After a week of being in the headlines deceiving the federal government and the public over its TDI "clean diesel" vehicles, Volkswagen has rolled out a new consumer-facing website that aims to answer some common questions and do some damage control in the wake of the widening scandal. Although if...Read More»

Red pill or blue pill? (from The Matrix)
NHTSA: We Don't Even Know What's Real Anymore

The "dieselgate" scandal at Volkswagen continues to widen, and based on what we've seen at other companies in crisis, things are going to get a whole lot worse for VW before they get better. Things could also get worse at other car companies. In the classic tradition of one cheater ruining things...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
As Volkswagen Halts U.S. Sales Of Diesels, Is Europe Next? UPDATED

If you want one of Volkswagen's fuel-efficient four-cylinder TDI diesel models, like a Golf, Jetta, Passat, or Beetle, you’ll have to wait. Last week, the EPA and the State of California notified VW that it has violated Clean Air Act standards by using a software workaround to determine when...Read More»

New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
2018 VW Tiguan SUV Aims For U.S. With Third Row, Higher MPG

Don’t get too eager to go put an all-new Volkswagen Tiguan, introduced this past week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in your driveway. You won’t find this new utility vehicle at dealerships this month, this year, or possibly even next year (very late calendar-year 2016 or early 2017 is...Read More»

New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Preview Video

Small SUVs are big business in America, but for Volkswagen there's a lot of room to grow. The current VW Tiguan hasn't been a big seller--but with a new version, all that could change. At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, VW gave us a first look at the 2017 Tiguan. ALSO SEE: 2017 Bentley Bentayga...Read More»

Sandra Bullock, hacking victim, in THE NET
Basically, Every Car Is Now Vulnerable To Hacking

The auto world has been thinking a lot about hacking lately. For years, it wasn't much of a concern, but now that many new cars are connected to telematics networks like Uconnect and OnStar and to cellular networks via dongles attached to their onboard diagnostics ports, our rides are becoming...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Golf (European spec)
Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, GTI, CC, Eos, Passat, Tiguan, Jetta Sportwagen Recalled To Fix Airbag Flaw

Volkswagen has issued a massive recall for 420,000 CC, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those models could suffer from a flawed component that may prevent a...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf R  -  Driven, January 2015
2016 Volkswagen Golf, Jetta Earn Top Safety Credentials From IIHS

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf hatchback models, the Golf SportWagen, and the Volkswagen Jetta sedans have all been placed in the top safety tier offered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), one of the two U.S. agencies that conduct crash tests. Each of these models (now fully including...Read More»

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