Volkswagen diesel scandal

Volkswagen's Dieselgate vs. General Motors' Switchgate: Which Is Worse?
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 Beetle TDI
'Cheat Mode' In VW Diesels: Tests Show It Boosts Performance, MPG

The so-called defeat device (otherwise called a 'cheat mode') that’s in up to 482,000 U.S. VW and Audi vehicles, and up to 11 million vehicles worldwide, helps circumvent emissions rules by running in a cleaner mode during an official emissions test, then emitting up to 40 times the legal...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»

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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»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Volkswagen's Very Bad Week: The News 'Til Now

To say that this has been a bad week for Volkswagen would be like saying that John Boehner's resignation this morning was a little surprising, or that Kim Kardashian likes a bit of attention now and then. What began last Friday as a handful of accusations from the Environmental Protection Agency...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»

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
EPA Accuses VW Of Playing Dirty On Nearly 500,000 TDI Diesels

German automakers—and especially Volkswagen—have waged a convincing campaign for diesels in recent years, promoting them as offering great fuel efficiency and driving characteristics that truly do provide a good match to U.S. driving conditions, all while effectively rebranding formerly...Read More»

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