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Volkswagen Dieselgate Fixes Slammed By CARB & EPA For "Gaps" & Lack Of Detail: What Now?
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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Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: VW, Audi, Say Problems & Fixes Are Simpler, Cheaper Than Expected

After nearly three months of brutal headlines, there's finally some good news to report about the ongoing Volkswagen Dieselgate fiasco. (Well, good in the sense that it's not as bad as all the other stuff.) First, you may remember that on November 4 of this year, Volkswagen said that 800,000 of its...Read More»

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VW Workers Vote For Unionization In Tennessee, But Volkswagen Cries Foul

Employees at Volkswagen's manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee have voted in favor of unionization. The automaker isn't at all happy about that, though, and it's already begun working to invalidate the election. A RECAP In February of 2014, workers at Volkswagen's only U.S. plant voted...Read More»

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Why Does Volkswagen Want To Face Dieselgate Trials In Detroit?

It goes without saying that Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal is going to cost the company a very pretty penny. We'd initially pegged the cost around $25 billion, but some analysts now expect the final bill to top $40 billion. Much of that money will pay for fixing VW, Audi, Porsche, Seat, and Skoda...Read More»

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Volkswagen To Begin Diesel Recalls In Germany With Nearly 2.5 Million Vehicles

Last week, news broke that Volkswagen had submitted plans to repair most of its illegally engineered diesels in Europe. Now, reports have emerged that indicate the automaker will begin those repairs on its home turf. Germany's Die Welt says that around 2.5 million vehicles from model years 2009 to...Read More»

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Volkswagen's Fix For European Diesels Gets The Green Light (But Will Owners Get The Shaft?)

It's been more than two months since news of Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating software first began to make headlines, and we still have no concrete details about how the company plans to fix more than 11 million vehicles affected by the Dieselgate scandal. That could soon change -- at least in...Read More»

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All VW, Audi, Porsche Diesels Have Had Illegal Software Since 2009: U.S. Fines May Hit $21.2 Billion

Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal continues its gruesome shock-and-awe assault on the world's headlines. Late last week, the automaker finally admitted that the Environmental Protection Agency was correct when it said that Volkswagen had installed illegal emissions control software on its 3.0-liter...Read More»

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Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet Produce The Best-Loved Cars In America

How much do you love your car? Could you put a number on that? Market research firm Strategic Vision posed similar questions to thousands of car owners across the U.S., and their answers reveal the best-loved cars in the country. ALSO SEE: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, Denim Models Go Vintage Smart...Read More»

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2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, Denim Models Go Vintage Smart Casual

At the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Volkswagen is introducing two new Beetle variants that should help nudge this classic nameplate back into consideration. First, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, which will arrive in Coupe form in the first quarter of 2016 and in Convertible form by next fall...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Cheat Sheet: The High (And Low) Points So Far

We're nearly two months into the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, and thanks to the internet (not to mention Planet Earth's 24-hour news cycle), the story of what went wrong and what Volkswagen is doing to fix it is more complicated than ever. And so, we'd like to provide a little cheat sheet -- a...Read More»

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Someone Tell Trump: America Is The New Mexico (To Canada, Anyway)

Last month, Donald Trump ruffled feathers at Ford when he claimed that the automaker was cutting American jobs by shifting production to Mexico. Now, something similar is happening in Canada -- only this time, the cheap-labor boogeyman isn't Mexico, it's the U.S. The problem in the Great White...Read More»

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Volkswagen's Gift Card Offer Enrages Some, Sparks Demands For Buy-Backs

Earlier this week, Volkswagen announced a new, "we're sorry" gift card offer to appease owners of its 2.0-liter diesel cars. While some customers seem okay with the program, others are clearly appalled and have begun insisting that Volkswagen buy back their not-so-clean diesels. The offer provides...Read More»

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Own A VW Diesel? You May Get Gift Cards Through the 'TDI Goodwill Program'!

Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal grows more trainwreck-y with every passing day. The company's financial problems are mounting, and may mount much, much further. And so, Volkswagen appears to have come up with a plan to stanch the loss of money and customers -- a plan straight out of the Oprah...Read More»

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New Audi, Porsche, VW Stop-Sale Includes More Diesel Models Than The EPA Red-Flagged

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency accused Volkswagen of installing emissions-test-cheating software on a new range of vehicles from VW, Audi, and Porsche. Those brands have now pulled suspect vehicles from showrooms until additional testing sheds light on the allegations. But...Read More»

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Volkswagen Rocked By New Allegations Of Cheating On Other VW, Porsche, Audi Diesels

The upcoming movie based on the upcoming novel based on the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal just got a new plot twist. Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused the automaker of installing emissions-test-cheating software on over 10,000 diesel vehicles from Audi, Porsche, and VW...Read More»

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