Volkswagen CC News

Volkswagen CC, Passat, Passat Wagon recalled for stalling risk: 281,000 vehicles affected
Volkswagen CC, Passat, Passat Wagon recalled for stalling risk: 281,000 vehicles affected

Volkswagen is recalling a decade's worth of CC, Passat, and Passat Wagon models to fix a problem with their fuel pumps. Nearly 281,000 cars made between model years 2006 and 2016 will need to be taken in for repairs. The faulty fuel pump was manufactured in Germany by Kendrion Kuhnke Automotive...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 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»

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2013 Volkswagen CC: First Drive

Four years ago, when Volkswagen first introduced its CC, this “four-door coupe” was a design standout, unlike anything else on the road—and for that matter, a surprisingly daring look for normally conservative VW. Now, for the 2013 model year, after the introduction of curvaceous...Read More»

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Consumer Reports' Ratings, Smartphone Nav, VW CC Priced: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we report on Consumer Reports' annual Top Picks; we also have more about taking your navigation needs to the smartphone and via MotorAuthority, we bring the latest on a quicker version of the MINI Countryman and the refreshed 2013 VW CC. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

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2013 Volkswagen CC: Refreshed Version To Debut At LA Auto Show

The Volkswagen CC sedan—originally called the Passat CC—has occupied an interesting place in the brand's showrooms. As VW's affordable flagship car, it's offered a more flamboyant—and, most would say, aesthetically superior—take on an upscale sedan, a cut above the more...Read More»

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Hey, Soccer Fans: Volkswagen Wants To Make You A Star

Soccer continues to grow in popularity in the U.S., and this summer's World Cup will benefit from some of the heaviest live coverage the sport has seen on American airwaves. Volkswagen is hoping to get in on the action with a new social media campaign aimed at rooting out U.S. soccer junkies. Just...Read More»

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Honda And Subaru Lead Consumer Reports' Honor Roll For 2010

Subaru (TSE: 7270) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) are tied for the number one spot from Consumer Reports this year, based on the average of its vehicles' overall road-test scores and predicted reliability ratings. Subaru's overall score was aided by the excellent evaluations given to the new 2010 Subaru...Read More»

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Volkswagen & Tracy Morgan Make Violence Fun With 'Punch Dub'

If you grew up in a large family, you probably remember "Punch Buggy", the road-trip game that allowed the first kid in the car to spot a Volkswagen Beetle the opportunity to punch a sibling in the arm. Now, VW is hoping to resuscitate the fun of family violence with its new "Punch Dub" campaign...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Passat CC Now Offers Five-Seat Option
2010 Volkswagen Passat CC Now Offers Five-Seat Option

The coupe-profile four-door sedan was a hot topic a year ago, and Volkswagen's Passat CC remains one of the only offerings in the affordable end of the spectrum. But apparently buyers, while intrigued by the look, were put off by the four-seat configuration. VW has listened, however, and is offer a...Read More»

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Ford Gaining On Honda And Toyota In Perceived Quality

Among mainstream brands, consumers still rate Honda and Toyota highest in quality—whether that is or isn't the case on actual quality surveys. But Ford is quickly gaining ground. That's according to the latest Perceived Quality Study (PQS), from residual values expert Automotive Leasing Guide...Read More»

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EXCLUSIVE: Volkswagen NMS Replaces Passat, Phaeton to Return

Volkswagen of America president Stefan Jacoby has confirmed to High Gear Media that the new sedan to be built in Tennessee will effectively replace the VW Passat in North America--and that the former Phaeton sedan will return to the U.S. market. Speaking to journalists gathered to drive the new VW...Read More»

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Driven: 2009 Volkswagen CC

Few, if any, will argue that the curvy new 2009 Volkswagen CC is a great-looking sedan—a more emotional, upmarket choice for style-conscious drivers who can't spring for the pricetag of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS, the 2009 Jaguar XF, or even the upcoming 2010 BMW 5-Series GT fastback. The CC...Read More»

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Nielsen Sees A Few Bright Spots For The Auto Industry

Research and statistics firm Nielsen has released more data about U.S. shopping and buying habits, and as always, the company's findings are pretty interesting. In fact, after surveying 250,000 Americans online, Nielsen has identified a few causes for optimism in the auto industry, despite today's...Read More»

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Volkswagen CC Earns Major Design Award, But Sales Are Tepid

The Volkswagen Passat CC (called the Volkswagen CC in the U.S.) is by nearly all accounts a great-looking car. And now the smooth four-door coupe has won a prestigious red dot design award. The top award for vehicles, officially "red dot Design Award 2009 – Best of the Best," in the product...Read More»

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Volkswagen Ranks Tops In Ownership Experience

Many of Volkswagen's new vehicles continue to be rated worse-than-average by Consumer Reports in reliability, below the industry average in J.D. Power's annual Initial Quality Survey (the latest just released last week), and near the bottom in post-sales service, as gauged by Power's latest annual...Read More»

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9 Cars for Artfully Dodging the Recession

Mega-bonuses have dried up, McMansions are going empty, and three-car garages and credit cards can no longer be obtained on request. Jeez, this recession sure doesn't feel as much fun as Fox, CNN and the New York Times make it out to be. Like us, you may have always dreamed of owning a new BMW, or...Read More»

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Quick Spin: 2009 Volkswagen CC

As the sleet continued to fall here in Detroit, the vehicle logistics company that manages Fleet Farfegnugen just retrieved their 2009 Volkswagen CC. I was bummed to see it go. You see, just a few days before Christmas, Detroit got dumped on … not by Washington or the media (this time), but by...Read More»

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Volkswagen CC to Go Diesel?

The new 2009 Volkswagen CC could eventually get a diesel engine, according to product planners speaking at the sedan's introduction to the press today in Atlanta. Brett Scott, product planner for Volkswagen's trucks and mid-size cars, says when it comes to a diesel version of the new coupe-like...Read More»