The Truth About Cars » Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/news-blog/diesel/ Volkswagen TDI Owners Being Stuck with $1,000+ AdBlue Heater Repairs, Still Not EPA Compliant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-tdi-owners-being-stuck-with-1000-adblue-heater-repairs-still-not-epa-compliant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-tdi-owners-being-stuck-with-1000-adblue-heater-repairs-still-not-epa-compliant/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1283266 Owners of some Volkswagen TDI models are experiencing premature selective catalyst reduction (SCR) failures because of AdBlue heaters that, in some cases, aren’t lasting more than 50,000 miles. According to a source who spoke to TTAC under the condition of anonymity, many Volkswagen TDI owners are arriving at dealerships after seeing check engine lights for failing AdBlue (diesel […]

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Owners of some Volkswagen TDI models are experiencing premature selective catalyst reduction (SCR) failures because of AdBlue heaters that, in some cases, aren’t lasting more than 50,000 miles. According to a source who spoke to TTAC under the condition of anonymity, many Volkswagen TDI owners are arriving at dealerships after seeing check engine lights for failing AdBlue (diesel […]

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VW Exodus: Suspended Tuch Quits, Hands Quality Keys Back to Rothenpieler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/vw-exodus-suspended-tuch-quits-hands-quality-keys-back-rothenpieler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/vw-exodus-suspended-tuch-quits-hands-quality-keys-back-rothenpieler/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1283130 Like rats abandoning a sinking ship, Volkswagen managers see the writing on the wall in Wolfsburg. Whether or not their particular jobs are in jeopardy, from their own actions or those of others, the road ahead is long, rough, and filled with busy days and sleepless nights. The latest to jump ship is Frank Tuch […]

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Like rats abandoning a sinking ship, Volkswagen managers see the writing on the wall in Wolfsburg. Whether or not their particular jobs are in jeopardy, from their own actions or those of others, the road ahead is long, rough, and filled with busy days and sleepless nights. The latest to jump ship is Frank Tuch […]

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Feinberg: Volkswagen Will Offer ‘Generous Solution’ to U.S. Customers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/feinberg-volkswagen-will-offer-generous-solution-to-u-s-customers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/feinberg-volkswagen-will-offer-generous-solution-to-u-s-customers/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281826 Kenneth Feinberg, the man behind Volkswagen’s claims fund, stated American VW TDI customers should expect an offer that will make them very happy in an interview published this weekend. When asked by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (via Reuters) what he will offer the more than 500,000 Americans who own dirty diesels, he replied, “I can promise that there will be a […]

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Kenneth Feinberg, the man behind Volkswagen’s claims fund, stated American VW TDI customers should expect an offer that will make them very happy in an interview published this weekend. When asked by Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (via Reuters) what he will offer the more than 500,000 Americans who own dirty diesels, he replied, “I can promise that there will be a […]

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You Still Want to Buy a Volkswagen TDI? Sign Here http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/you-still-want-to-buy-a-volkswagen-tdi-sign-here/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/you-still-want-to-buy-a-volkswagen-tdi-sign-here/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281146 The fuel cost savings of a diesel vehicle can be huge for those who eat up highway miles. However, with Volkswagen’s voluntary stop sale of those vehicles implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, you may think you can’t buy one from a Volkswagen dealer. You’d be wrong. According to a source who spoke to TTAC […]

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The fuel cost savings of a diesel vehicle can be huge for those who eat up highway miles. However, with Volkswagen’s voluntary stop sale of those vehicles implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, you may think you can’t buy one from a Volkswagen dealer. You’d be wrong. According to a source who spoke to TTAC […]

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Volkswagen is Buying Back Dirty Diesels, But Not From Owners http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-is-buying-back-dirty-diesels-but-not-from-owners/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-is-buying-back-dirty-diesels-but-not-from-owners/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1280226 Volkswagen Group of America has begun the process of buying back cars affected by the ongoing diesel emissions scandal, but you shouldn’t expect to receive a letter or phone call with a buyback offer anytime soon. VW is going ahead with a buyback program that will see the automaker acquire affected vehicles from dealers’ certified pre-owned (CPO) inventories, a source familiar […]

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Volkswagen Group of America has begun the process of buying back cars affected by the ongoing diesel emissions scandal, but you shouldn’t expect to receive a letter or phone call with a buyback offer anytime soon. VW is going ahead with a buyback program that will see the automaker acquire affected vehicles from dealers’ certified pre-owned (CPO) inventories, a source familiar […]

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Time’s Up: Volkswagen Must Submit 3-liter TDI Fix for Approval by Today http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/times-up-volkswagen-must-submit-3-liter-tdi-fix-for-approval-by-today/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/times-up-volkswagen-must-submit-3-liter-tdi-fix-for-approval-by-today/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:35:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278322 Volkswagen Group has until the end of the day Tuesday to submit its final plan to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its illegally polluting 3-liter TDI engines, primarily used in Audi vehicles, reported Automotive News on Monday. The deadline comes after an earlier proposal to fix 2-liter TDI vehicles was rejected by the regulatory agency and […]

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Volkswagen Group has until the end of the day Tuesday to submit its final plan to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its illegally polluting 3-liter TDI engines, primarily used in Audi vehicles, reported Automotive News on Monday. The deadline comes after an earlier proposal to fix 2-liter TDI vehicles was rejected by the regulatory agency and […]

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Audi Wants To Say Something, And Will Spend $10M To Do It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/audi-wants-to-say-something-and-will-spend-10m-to-do-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/audi-wants-to-say-something-and-will-spend-10m-to-do-it/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:35:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276881 Football fans are finalizing their Super Bowl 50 party plans, which will undoubtedly include copious amounts of heart-clogging edibles and liquids that might be confused for beer. At the same time, Audi is tapping its foot in anticipation. The automaker will air a 60-second Super Bowl spot in an effort to get the attention of those cod-lager-swilling football fans watching the game next weekend. […]

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Football fans are finalizing their Super Bowl 50 party plans, which will undoubtedly include copious amounts of heart-clogging edibles and liquids that might be confused for beer. At the same time, Audi is tapping its foot in anticipation. The automaker will air a 60-second Super Bowl spot in an effort to get the attention of those cod-lager-swilling football fans watching the game next weekend. […]

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Volkswagen Lawyer: Automaker May Buy Back Unfixable Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagen-lawyer-automaker-may-buy-back-unfixable-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagen-lawyer-automaker-may-buy-back-unfixable-cars/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1275105 A lawyer for Volkswagen said in court that the automaker would buy back cars that it can’t fix in time, the first admission from the company that some of its cars may not be fixable, according to the New York Times. Volkswagen lawyer Robert Giuffra told a court last week during hearings related to the class-action […]

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A lawyer for Volkswagen said in court that the automaker would buy back cars that it can’t fix in time, the first admission from the company that some of its cars may not be fixable, according to the New York Times. Volkswagen lawyer Robert Giuffra told a court last week during hearings related to the class-action […]

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SPIED: 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel; Have Your Hybrid and Burn Oil, Too http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/spied-2017-ford-f-150-diesel-hybrid-burn-oil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/spied-2017-ford-f-150-diesel-hybrid-burn-oil/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:20:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274913 That’s clearly a diesel gurgle coming out of that F-150’s lightly camo’d buttock. If our ears are to be believed, that would be the pending fulfillment of a prophecy made here two years ago: Ford is preparing a light-duty diesel to sell by 2018. I have so many questions to ask: What about EcoBoost? Where does […]

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That’s clearly a diesel gurgle coming out of that F-150’s lightly camo’d buttock. If our ears are to be believed, that would be the pending fulfillment of a prophecy made here two years ago: Ford is preparing a light-duty diesel to sell by 2018. I have so many questions to ask: What about EcoBoost? Where does […]

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Volkswagen’s 1.4 TSI is the Best Small Car Base Engine Today http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagens-1-4-tsi-best-small-car-base-engine-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagens-1-4-tsi-best-small-car-base-engine-market/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1273625 Perhaps you heard. Volkswagen ran into a little trouble with their previously acclaimed TDI diesel engines. No matter. Volkswagen’s recently introduced 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas-fired engine was already beginning to weaken the case for the optional 2-liter diesel. But now a new 1.4-liter turbo – yes, a wee little 1393 cc four pot – generates […]

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Perhaps you heard. Volkswagen ran into a little trouble with their previously acclaimed TDI diesel engines. No matter. Volkswagen’s recently introduced 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas-fired engine was already beginning to weaken the case for the optional 2-liter diesel. But now a new 1.4-liter turbo – yes, a wee little 1393 cc four pot – generates […]

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Report: Many Volkswagen Managers Knew About ‘Defeat Device’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-many-volkswagen-managers-knew-defeat-device/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-many-volkswagen-managers-knew-defeat-device/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:26:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271817 Many staffers and managers within Volkswagen’s engine-development department knew about Volkswagen’s illegal emissions-cheating “defeat device,” including a whistleblower who told other executives, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported (via Reuters). The report said that there was a “desperation” among engineers tasked with creating a U.S.-emissions compliant diesel engine. Rather than going to the executive board with […]

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Many staffers and managers within Volkswagen’s engine-development department knew about Volkswagen’s illegal emissions-cheating “defeat device,” including a whistleblower who told other executives, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported (via Reuters). The report said that there was a “desperation” among engineers tasked with creating a U.S.-emissions compliant diesel engine. Rather than going to the executive board with […]

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No, Florida’s Lemon Law Ruling Probably Won’t Be a Big Deal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/no-floridas-lemon-law-ruling-probably-wont-big-deal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/no-floridas-lemon-law-ruling-probably-wont-big-deal/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 18:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271649 A Florida Lemon Law board ruled this week that Volkswagen would have to pay an 86-year-old man $15,000 for his illegally polluting diesel, WPTV reported. The man’s Volkswagen — which VW lawyers unsuccessfully argued wasn’t a lemon because it still ran and drove — could prompt others to file similar lemon law claims against the […]

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A Florida Lemon Law board ruled this week that Volkswagen would have to pay an 86-year-old man $15,000 for his illegally polluting diesel, WPTV reported. The man’s Volkswagen — which VW lawyers unsuccessfully argued wasn’t a lemon because it still ran and drove — could prompt others to file similar lemon law claims against the […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Don’t Leave Europe Out of the Party, Bizarre End To GM Lawsuit, and 2015’s Recall-mania http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271513 Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Turns To Former FBI Chief, Renault Just ‘Improving’ Emissions, GM Buys Ridesharing Service http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-turns-former-fbi-chief-renault-just-improving-emissions-gm-buys-ridesharing-service/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-turns-former-fbi-chief-renault-just-improving-emissions-gm-buys-ridesharing-service/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269449 Volkswagen just tabbed a former FBI director to be the highest paid traffic cop in the universe. That, Renault is only “improving” its emissions, GM’s big bet on ride sharing and the world’s biggest auto supplier says diesel isn’t dead … after the break! Report: Volkswagen will tab former FBI director to help in US investigations […]

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Volkswagen just tabbed a former FBI director to be the highest paid traffic cop in the universe. That, Renault is only “improving” its emissions, GM’s big bet on ride sharing and the world’s biggest auto supplier says diesel isn’t dead … after the break! Report: Volkswagen will tab former FBI director to help in US investigations […]

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Report: Opel Secretly ‘Fixed’ Cheating Zafira Diesels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-opel-secretly-fixed-cheating-zafira-diesels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-opel-secretly-fixed-cheating-zafira-diesels/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269305 A Dutch journalist said Opel dealers are secretly updating emissions control software to bring into compliance cars equipped with the 1.6-liter diesel engine, disguising the fix as an unrelated software update. Opel issued a statement strongly denying that it was changing emissions of its cars. Dutch news site VRT News said it tested two cars with and without […]

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A Dutch journalist said Opel dealers are secretly updating emissions control software to bring into compliance cars equipped with the 1.6-liter diesel engine, disguising the fix as an unrelated software update. Opel issued a statement strongly denying that it was changing emissions of its cars. Dutch news site VRT News said it tested two cars with and without […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Müller May Be On The Hot Seat, Crossover Racing, and Mazda’s CX-4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-muller-may-be-on-the-hot-seat-crossover-racing-and-mazdas-cx-4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-muller-may-be-on-the-hot-seat-crossover-racing-and-mazdas-cx-4/#comments Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:06:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268873 Porsche-Piech family is standing behind their man — which totally isn’t the kiss of death, right? That, Toyota’s completely nuts and it’s awesome and Mazda’s CX-4 breaks cover … after the break! Porsche-Piech family says Müller is their man, for now After a particularly disastrous trip to the United States, Volkswagen’s controlling family told sources […]

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Porsche-Piech family is standing behind their man — which totally isn’t the kiss of death, right? That, Toyota’s completely nuts and it’s awesome and Mazda’s CX-4 breaks cover … after the break! Porsche-Piech family says Müller is their man, for now After a particularly disastrous trip to the United States, Volkswagen’s controlling family told sources […]

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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon is Coming to North America* http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/the-mercedes-benz-c-class-wagon-is-coming-to-north-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/the-mercedes-benz-c-class-wagon-is-coming-to-north-america/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 22:43:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267065 * But not the U.S. — at least, not yet. Add the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon to the list of vehicles available in Canada and not the United States. Mercedes-Benz Canada announced Thursday it would begin selling the long-roof version of the C-Class this year. To add insult to injury, it will be a diesel with […]

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* But not the U.S. — at least, not yet. Add the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon to the list of vehicles available in Canada and not the United States. Mercedes-Benz Canada announced Thursday it would begin selling the long-roof version of the C-Class this year. To add insult to injury, it will be a diesel with […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Investors Pump the Brakes, Daimler’s Dig, and Chapo’s Crapwagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-pump-brakes-daimlers-dig-chapos-crapwagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-pump-brakes-daimlers-dig-chapos-crapwagon/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:09:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1266585 Investors aren’t necessarily drinking automakers’ Kool-Aid that 2016 will be full of beer and Skittles. That, the China-made Cadillac CT6 that’ll eventually get here, El Chapo’s cheapo getaway car and General Motors’ questions get down and dirty … after the break! Investors aren’t embracing automakers’ continued enthusiasm Even though automakers are boasting fatter bottom lines […]

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Investors aren’t necessarily drinking automakers’ Kool-Aid that 2016 will be full of beer and Skittles. That, the China-made Cadillac CT6 that’ll eventually get here, El Chapo’s cheapo getaway car and General Motors’ questions get down and dirty … after the break! Investors aren’t embracing automakers’ continued enthusiasm Even though automakers are boasting fatter bottom lines […]

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UPDATE 3: Renault Says Investigators Did Not Find ‘Defeat Device’ Evidence http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/renault-raided-in-french-diesel-probe-could-become-next-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/renault-raided-in-french-diesel-probe-could-become-next-volkswagen/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:22:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1266321   Agents from France’s Economy Ministry’s fraud office last week raided the headquarters of automaker Renault, as well as other sites in Guyancourt and Lardy, as part of a probe into heavily polluting diesel vehicles in the European country. Specifically, the agents were said to be looking into “possible engine-rigging to dodge pollution controls,” reported RFI. Renault stated that investigators found “no […]

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  Agents from France’s Economy Ministry’s fraud office last week raided the headquarters of automaker Renault, as well as other sites in Guyancourt and Lardy, as part of a probe into heavily polluting diesel vehicles in the European country. Specifically, the agents were said to be looking into “possible engine-rigging to dodge pollution controls,” reported RFI. Renault stated that investigators found “no […]

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EPA Releases A Haiku-sized Statement After Volkswagen Meeting http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/epa-releases-haiku-sized-statement-volkswagen-meeting/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/epa-releases-haiku-sized-statement-volkswagen-meeting/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 21:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265953 Officials from Volkswagen and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met Wednesday for the first time to discuss the growing rift between the automaker and regulators on how to fix the automaker’s illegally polluting cars. An EPA spokeswoman issued the following statement: “We appreciated the conversation with Volkswagen. We will continue to work toward a solution.” Which, I know: […]

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Officials from Volkswagen and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met Wednesday for the first time to discuss the growing rift between the automaker and regulators on how to fix the automaker’s illegally polluting cars. An EPA spokeswoman issued the following statement: “We appreciated the conversation with Volkswagen. We will continue to work toward a solution.” Which, I know: […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Kia’s Big Show, Porsche’s Diesel Fix and Müller Says VW Just Misunderstood The Law, You Guys http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-kias-big-show-porsches-diesel-fix-muller-says-vw-just-misunderstood-law-guys/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-kias-big-show-porsches-diesel-fix-muller-says-vw-just-misunderstood-law-guys/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265769 Porsche’s CEO is confident that the fix for their 3-liter diesel Cayennes will be approved by regulators, which is more than Volkswagen can say at the moment. That, Kia’s big Detroit show, GM’s plan to sell cars online and Volkswagen CEO has a momentarily lapse of logic … after the break! Porsche’s 3-liter fix is in, probably […]

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Porsche’s CEO is confident that the fix for their 3-liter diesel Cayennes will be approved by regulators, which is more than Volkswagen can say at the moment. That, Kia’s big Detroit show, GM’s plan to sell cars online and Volkswagen CEO has a momentarily lapse of logic … after the break! Porsche’s 3-liter fix is in, probably […]

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Jaguar XF Diesel Bound For North America with All-Wheel Drive http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jaguar-xf-diesel-bound-north-america-wheel-drive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jaguar-xf-diesel-bound-north-america-wheel-drive/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265001 Undeterred by industry trends that are currently making oil-burners unattractive, Jaguar will release a 2-liter turbodiesel in the XF sedan for North America, coupled with optional all-wheel drive. Additionally, Jaguar’s “Configurable Dynamics” tech will be available on the diesel, allowing for customized suspension and steering tuning, as well as dynamic throttle mapping and shift behavior. […]

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Undeterred by industry trends that are currently making oil-burners unattractive, Jaguar will release a 2-liter turbodiesel in the XF sedan for North America, coupled with optional all-wheel drive. Additionally, Jaguar’s “Configurable Dynamics” tech will be available on the diesel, allowing for customized suspension and steering tuning, as well as dynamic throttle mapping and shift behavior. […]

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Volkswagen CEO Müller Says Buybacks ‘Possible,’ In Theory http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagen-ceo-muller-says-buybacks-possible-theory/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagen-ceo-muller-says-buybacks-possible-theory/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265185 Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller apologized again to dealers and customers for the ongoing diesel scandal in a statement to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau. When pressed, he also admitted that buybacks are possible. “This is a difficult situation because we have similar generations of engines … [but] the technical situations are all so different,” said Müller. “In […]

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Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller apologized again to dealers and customers for the ongoing diesel scandal in a statement to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau. When pressed, he also admitted that buybacks are possible. “This is a difficult situation because we have similar generations of engines … [but] the technical situations are all so different,” said Müller. “In […]

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NAIAS 2016: 2017 Lexus LC500 – Ur-Lexus for Next Generation? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2017-lexus-lc500-ur-lexus-next-generation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2017-lexus-lc500-ur-lexus-next-generation/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:08:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1264169 Four years after Lexus unveiled its LF-LC at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the automaker announced Monday that it would put into production largely the same car and call it the LC 500. Powered by a 5-liter V-8 lifted from the RC-F and GS-F, the LC 500 will be the brand’s largest two-door […]

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Four years after Lexus unveiled its LF-LC at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the automaker announced Monday that it would put into production largely the same car and call it the LC 500. Powered by a 5-liter V-8 lifted from the RC-F and GS-F, the LC 500 will be the brand’s largest two-door […]

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NAIAS 2016: VW Goodwill Offer Extended to Touareg, 265,000 Sign-ups So Far http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-vw-goodwill-offer-extended-to-3-liter-tdi-265000-sign-ups-so-far/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-vw-goodwill-offer-extended-to-3-liter-tdi-265000-sign-ups-so-far/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:24:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1263489 Volkswagen CEO Michael Horn announced Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that 265,000 TDI owners have opted to take advantage of the company’s Goodwill Package. The package, which includes a $500 gift card and $500 Volkswagen dealer card, has also been extended to owners of Touareg TDI models. The announcement comes […]

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Volkswagen CEO Michael Horn announced Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that 265,000 TDI owners have opted to take advantage of the company’s Goodwill Package. The package, which includes a $500 gift card and $500 Volkswagen dealer card, has also been extended to owners of Touareg TDI models. The announcement comes […]

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