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EPA to Volkswagen: release Dieselgate recall plan before deadline or face billions in fines

Friday, April 1st, 2016

The head of Volkswagen’s U.S. division revealed that the company would soon make public its plans to fix problems with VW and Audi diesel models involved in the Dieselgate emissions scandal. Volkswagen Group of America chief executive Michael Horn made the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the German automaker’s first North American auto show since news of the emissions cheating scandal broke earlier this year. (more…)

Head of Volkswagen’s American Operations Steps down amid Dieselgate Scandal

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

The head of Volkswagen’s American operations, Michael Horn, unexpectedly stepped down from the company on March 8th.  Horn was viewed as a central figure in the auto maker’s efforts to repair its image following the recent Dieselgate scandal involving millions of VW and Audi diesel vehicles(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…)

EPA, California regulators reject Volkswagen diesel recall plan over failure to address emissions problems

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have rejected a proposal from Volkswagen to recall 2-liter diesel-powered VW and Audi models sold between 2009 and 2015. In a press release, CARB stated that Volkswagen would need to address key underlying emissions issues with the 2009-2015 models before the agency would approve a plan by the company to recall the “TDI Clean Diesel” models involved in the emissions cheating scandal. (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…)

Judge in Dieselgate MDL, Volkswagen attorneys want speedy resolution to emissions cheating lawsuits

Monday, February 1st, 2016

U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer, who is overseeing more than 500 lawsuits against Volkswagen in California federal court involving the diesel emissions cheating scandal, says that he would like to resolve the cases quickly because of the 500,000 VW and Audi owners who face an “immediate problem” with their vehicles. Attorneys representing Volkswagen in the MDL have also stated that they would like to resolve the lawsuits against the German automaker as quickly as possible. (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…)

Volkswagen admits it lied about greenhouse gas emissions for European diesel, gasoline vehicles

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Volkswagen has admitted that it lied about greenhouse gas emission levels for more than 800,000 vehicles sold in Europe. Although most of the vehicles involved in Volkswagen’s latest admission were diesel vehicles, this latest admission raises the possibility that the recent VW emissions scandal may involve regular gasoline-powered vehicles sold by the German automaker. (more…)

EPA uncovers emissions ‘defeat device’ on additional Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche diesel models

Friday, November 13th, 2015

An investigation by the EPA has revealed that Volkswagen installed an emissions “defeat device” on several additional diesel-powered models besides those included in the “Dieselgate” recall. Volkswagen announced in September 2015 that it would recall 11 million “TDI Clean Diesel” vehicles worldwide—including 500,000 in the U.S.—after admitting that it had lied to consumers about the performance and emissions levels of these vehicles. (more…)

Used prices for Volkswagen, Audi diesel models plummet in the wake of Dieselgate recall announcement

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Used sale prices for Volkswagen and Audi “TDI Clean Diesel” vehicles involved in the VW Dieselgate scandal have fallen considerably since the German automaker announced that it would recall these vehicles. The Kelley Blue Book and other used car pricing sources report that used prices for the Jetta TDI and other VW “clean diesel” vehicles have fallen precipitously in the wake of Volkswagen’s admissions that it lied to consumers about the performance and emissions levels of its so-called “Clean Diesel” vehicles. (more…)