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Posts Tagged ‘defeat device’

VW executive charged with conspiracy in connection with Dieselgate emissions cheating

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Oliver Schmidt, the former chief emissions compliance manager for Volkswagen in the U.S., was arrested this week by the FBI on charges of conspiracy to defraud the federal government. Schmidt is accused of playing a key role in the conspiracy to hide Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating from U.S. regulators as part of the Dieselgate scandal. (more…)

Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Audi over Alleged Emissions Cheating

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Audi is facing at least two class action lawsuits alleging that the company installed emissions cheating software on several gasoline-powered models. These new accusations of emissions cheating come just months after Audi’s parent company, Volkswagen, agreed to pay $15 billion to settle allegations that it installed a software defeat device on hundreds of thousands of VW, Audi, and Porsche diesel models. (more…)

Volkswagen sales fall for 10th straight month in the wake of Dieselgate scandal

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

U.S. sales of Volkswagen brand automobiles fell more than nine-percent last month. The August sales decline was the 10th consecutive month that sales of VW vehicles have declined since word of the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal was made public. (more…)

Volkswagen agrees to $15 billion Dieselgate litigation settlement over emissions cheating claims

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Volkswagen has agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion to settle allegations of emissions cheating over the company’s diesel-powered vehicles. The VW settlement in the Dieselgate emissions scandal is the largest in automotive history, and one of the biggest product liability settlements ever in the U.S. (more…)

Volkswagen Dieselgate recall plan rejected again by South Korean environmental ministry

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The environmental ministry of South Korea has rejected a proposed recall plan from Volkswagen to address the company’s emissions cheating in that country on certain VW and Audi diesel-powered models. The decision is the second time that South Korea’s Ministry of Environment has rejected a plan proposed by Audi Volkswagen Korea, the Korean division of Volkswagen AG, to address emissions problems uncovered during the Dieselgate scandal. (more…)

German Prosecutors Expand Scope of Volkswagen Investigation

Friday, March 18th, 2016

German prosecutors have expanded their investigation into the illegal manipulation of tailpipe emissions by Volkswagen, known as the “Dieselgate” scandal, raising the number of suspects to 17, from six.  The investigation is ongoing, and Klaus Ziehe, a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office in Braunschweig, a city near Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, stated that he had not ruled out the involvement of top level management at the embattled automaker.  “We are looking at all levels, including the management board level,” he said. (more…)

Volkswagen faces billions in damages from lawsuits over Dieselgate emissions scandal, legal experts say

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Legal experts say that the lawsuit filed against Volkswagen AG by the U.S. Department of Justice could cost the German automaker tens of billions of dollars in fines and penalties. The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against Volkswagen in January 2016 in connection with the company’s emissions cheating on VW and Audi diesel models. (more…)

Volkswagen faces Justice Department lawsuit over emissions cheating in Dieselgate scandal

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen over the company’s actions in connection with last year’s diesel emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen is facing four counts of violating the Clean Air Act, and could face billions of dollars in penalties and fines for lying to federal regulators and consumers about the emissions levels of its VW, Audi, and Porsche diesel models. (more…)