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. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +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 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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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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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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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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Volkswagen Execs Have Lost the Plot http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagen-execs-lost-plot/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/volkswagen-execs-lost-plot/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1275041 Refuting a report that many Volkswagen managers were involved with a widespread cheating scandal involving 11 million cars worldwide, at least three different regional offices and hundreds of employees, the automaker’s top brass has other ideas. “No one has spoken with me,” Volkswagen’s CEO Matthis Müller told reporters on Thursday according to Reuters. “You got […]

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Refuting a report that many Volkswagen managers were involved with a widespread cheating scandal involving 11 million cars worldwide, at least three different regional offices and hundreds of employees, the automaker’s top brass has other ideas. “No one has spoken with me,” Volkswagen’s CEO Matthis Müller told reporters on Thursday according to Reuters. “You got […]

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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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Junkyard Find: 1981 Buick LeSabre Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1981-buick-lesabre-diesel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1981-buick-lesabre-diesel/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269633 Ah, the disastrous GM diesel V-8 cars of the 1978-85 model years, equipped with failure-prone engines that scared generations of Americans away from diesel cars. Nowadays, of course, diesels work just fine (except when they don’t), but it’s good to see the occasional reminder of these miserable GM cars in the junkyard as part of […]

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Ah, the disastrous GM diesel V-8 cars of the 1978-85 model years, equipped with failure-prone engines that scared generations of Americans away from diesel cars. Nowadays, of course, diesels work just fine (except when they don’t), but it’s good to see the occasional reminder of these miserable GM cars in the junkyard as part of […]

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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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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: 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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Report: Volkswagen’s Fix is New Catalytic Converter http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-volkswagens-fix-is-new-catalytic-converter/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-volkswagens-fix-is-new-catalytic-converter/#comments Sun, 10 Jan 2016 17:07:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260841 Engineers at Volkswagen have proposed fitting a catalytic converter to more than 400,000 cars in the U.S. to comply with emissions, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday (via Reuters). The costly and lengthy fix could bring into compliance cars that Volkswagen admitted cheated diesel emissions test through an illegal “defeat device” that reduced […]

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Engineers at Volkswagen have proposed fitting a catalytic converter to more than 400,000 cars in the U.S. to comply with emissions, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday (via Reuters). The costly and lengthy fix could bring into compliance cars that Volkswagen admitted cheated diesel emissions test through an illegal “defeat device” that reduced […]

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Report: Volkswagen Withholding Documents from US States’ Lawsuits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-volkswagen-withholding-documents-us-states-lawsuits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-volkswagen-withholding-documents-us-states-lawsuits/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 20:15:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260177 The New York Times says U.S. states attorneys general are accusing Volkswagen from withholding critical documents from their investigations into the automaker’s admission that more than 500,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. were illegally polluting. The report says that Volkswagen is citing a notoriously strict German law that protects data and documents from investigations […]

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The New York Times says U.S. states attorneys general are accusing Volkswagen from withholding critical documents from their investigations into the automaker’s admission that more than 500,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. were illegally polluting. The report says that Volkswagen is citing a notoriously strict German law that protects data and documents from investigations […]

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Report: Volkswagen Readying To Buy Back Some of Its Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-volkswagen-readying-buy-back-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-volkswagen-readying-buy-back-cars/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259209 German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Thursday that Volkswagen was preparing to buy back about one-fifth of its cheating diesel cars in the U.S., according to Reuters. That would mean about 115,000 cars — likely older models that would need significant work to bring emissions into compliance — could be taken off the road in an […]

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German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Thursday that Volkswagen was preparing to buy back about one-fifth of its cheating diesel cars in the U.S., according to Reuters. That would mean about 115,000 cars — likely older models that would need significant work to bring emissions into compliance — could be taken off the road in an […]

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UPDATE: Feds File Lawsuit Against Volkswagen For Approximately $40 Billion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/breaking-feds-file-lawsuit-volkswagen-illegal-emissions-device/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/breaking-feds-file-lawsuit-volkswagen-illegal-emissions-device/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 20:05:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256889 (UPDATE: Updates the story throughout, including penalty figures. Volkswagen comment.) The Justice Department on Monday filed a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Volkswagen for illegally selling emissions-cheating cars in the U.S. from 2009 until last year and said the automaker withheld information about its 3-liter diesel engine’s “defeat device” after investigators uncovered the scandal. The lawsuit, filed […]

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(UPDATE: Updates the story throughout, including penalty figures. Volkswagen comment.) The Justice Department on Monday filed a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Volkswagen for illegally selling emissions-cheating cars in the U.S. from 2009 until last year and said the automaker withheld information about its 3-liter diesel engine’s “defeat device” after investigators uncovered the scandal. The lawsuit, filed […]

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General Motors Says Diesel Canyon and Colorado Are On Their Way http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/general-motors-says-diesel-canyoncolorado-trucks-way/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/general-motors-says-diesel-canyoncolorado-trucks-way/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 21:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1252433 After delaying its Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon diesel trucks for a “final validation” issue, General Motors said Tuesday that the trucks would be on their way to dealers. “The highly anticipated 2016 GMC Canyon diesel has begun shipping to dealers. We look forward to getting these trucks in the hands of our customers and appreciate their […]

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After delaying its Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon diesel trucks for a “final validation” issue, General Motors said Tuesday that the trucks would be on their way to dealers. “The highly anticipated 2016 GMC Canyon diesel has begun shipping to dealers. We look forward to getting these trucks in the hands of our customers and appreciate their […]

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2016 Nissan Titan XD Starts At $41,485; Is It Your Goldilocks? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-nissan-titan-xd-starts-41485-goldilocks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-nissan-titan-xd-starts-41485-goldilocks/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248793 Nissan announced Tuesday that its 2016 Titan XD would start at $41,485 (including $1,195 destination) for the S Crew Cab 4×2 model. The top-of-the-line Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4×4 will start at $61,715. The pricing places the diesel-powered Titan XD firmly in the middle between the Big Three’s light-duty and heavy-duty trucks. For example, Ram’s 1500 […]

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Nissan announced Tuesday that its 2016 Titan XD would start at $41,485 (including $1,195 destination) for the S Crew Cab 4×2 model. The top-of-the-line Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4×4 will start at $61,715. The pricing places the diesel-powered Titan XD firmly in the middle between the Big Three’s light-duty and heavy-duty trucks. For example, Ram’s 1500 […]

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California Air Resources Board Delays Review of Volkswagen’s Diesel Fix http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/california-air-resources-board-delays-review-of-volkswagens-diesel-fix/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/california-air-resources-board-delays-review-of-volkswagens-diesel-fix/#comments Sat, 19 Dec 2015 13:52:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1247234 The California Air Resources Board told Volkswagen on Friday that it would take three more weeks to review the automaker’s proposed fix for its 2-liter diesel engines after the automaker added “significant” information to its plan, according to a letter sent by regulators. The letter indicated that Volkswagen had submitted “additional significant information” to the […]

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The California Air Resources Board told Volkswagen on Friday that it would take three more weeks to review the automaker’s proposed fix for its 2-liter diesel engines after the automaker added “significant” information to its plan, according to a letter sent by regulators. The letter indicated that Volkswagen had submitted “additional significant information” to the […]

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TTAC News Round-up: India Bans Big Diesels, Fed Raises Rates and Australian Judge Needs a Mechanic (or Google) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-india-bans-big-diesels-fed-raises-rates-australian-judge-needs-mechanic-google/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-india-bans-big-diesels-fed-raises-rates-australian-judge-needs-mechanic-google/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2015 18:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1245321 On Wednesday, Dehli, India banned the registration of diesel SUVs and luxury cars with larger (over 2,000 cc) engines. That, and a judge in Australia is really confused about Volkswagen’s “defeat device,” the Federal Reserve interest rate hike and California not doing exactly what Google wants, after the jump. India is having air quality issues […]

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On Wednesday, Dehli, India banned the registration of diesel SUVs and luxury cars with larger (over 2,000 cc) engines. That, and a judge in Australia is really confused about Volkswagen’s “defeat device,” the Federal Reserve interest rate hike and California not doing exactly what Google wants, after the jump. India is having air quality issues […]

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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Diesels Held Up by ‘Final Validation’ Issue http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/gm-delaying-canyoncolorado-diesels-cites-final-validation-issue/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/gm-delaying-canyoncolorado-diesels-cites-final-validation-issue/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:45:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1244369 General Motors has delayed delivery of its Canyon/Colorado diesel trucks for an unspecified problem at their “final validation” stage, the automaker told TTAC on Wednesday. “Those trucks are still in final validations and we hope to ship soon,” said Brian Goebel, a spokesperson for GMC. More than 60 trucks ordered by customers are in varying stages […]

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General Motors has delayed delivery of its Canyon/Colorado diesel trucks for an unspecified problem at their “final validation” stage, the automaker told TTAC on Wednesday. “Those trucks are still in final validations and we hope to ship soon,” said Brian Goebel, a spokesperson for GMC. More than 60 trucks ordered by customers are in varying stages […]

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Volkswagen’s Woes Mount, Fraud Office Investigating Misuse of Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagens-woes-mount-fraud-office-investigating-misuse-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagens-woes-mount-fraud-office-investigating-misuse-money/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1243641 The European Union’s anti-fraud office is investigating Volkswagen for misusing publicly funded loans to develop illegally cheating software in its cars, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Volkswagen was provided the low-interest loans by the European Investment Bank to develop engines that were more fuel-efficient and produce less carbon dioxide, according to the report. In […]

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The European Union’s anti-fraud office is investigating Volkswagen for misusing publicly funded loans to develop illegally cheating software in its cars, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Volkswagen was provided the low-interest loans by the European Investment Bank to develop engines that were more fuel-efficient and produce less carbon dioxide, according to the report. In […]

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Volkswagen Given Go-ahead to Fix European Diesel Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagen-given-go-ahead-fix-european-diesel-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagen-given-go-ahead-fix-european-diesel-cars/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1243577 German transportation authorities approved Wednesday Volkswagen’s fix for 8.5 million illegally polluting cars in Europe, according to the automaker. Fixes for the automaker’s 1.2-, 1.6- and 2-liter diesel engines include software updates and, for Volkswagen’s 1.6-liter models, a mesh air pipe that calms air ahead of its intake mass air sensor. The fixes are approved […]

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German transportation authorities approved Wednesday Volkswagen’s fix for 8.5 million illegally polluting cars in Europe, according to the automaker. Fixes for the automaker’s 1.2-, 1.6- and 2-liter diesel engines include software updates and, for Volkswagen’s 1.6-liter models, a mesh air pipe that calms air ahead of its intake mass air sensor. The fixes are approved […]

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Supplier Bosch Under Investigation for Role in VW Cheating Scandal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/supplier-bosch-investigation-role-vw-cheating-scandal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/supplier-bosch-investigation-role-vw-cheating-scandal/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 22:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242585 Auto supply giant Bosch is being investigated for its part in the widespread emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen, Bloomberg reported (via Automotive News). Prosecutors in Stuttgart say that they’ve contacted the company, which supplied Volkswagen with engine control modules that helped the cars illegally pass emissions tests, about their role in engineering the illegal […]

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Auto supply giant Bosch is being investigated for its part in the widespread emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen, Bloomberg reported (via Automotive News). Prosecutors in Stuttgart say that they’ve contacted the company, which supplied Volkswagen with engine control modules that helped the cars illegally pass emissions tests, about their role in engineering the illegal […]

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Some Volkswagen Goodwill Packages Taking 5 Weeks, Or Longer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagen-goodwill-packages-taking-5-weeks-longer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagen-goodwill-packages-taking-5-weeks-longer/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 20:05:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242481 Some Volkswagen diesel owners say the goodwill compensation packages they elected to receive four weeks ago, as part of the automaker’s apology to North American consumers, still haven’t arrived in the mail. According to several owners who wrote on VWVortex, gift cards have taken longer than four weeks — the timeline promised by the automaker — to […]

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Some Volkswagen diesel owners say the goodwill compensation packages they elected to receive four weeks ago, as part of the automaker’s apology to North American consumers, still haven’t arrived in the mail. According to several owners who wrote on VWVortex, gift cards have taken longer than four weeks — the timeline promised by the automaker — to […]

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EPA Gives 2016 BMW X5d Clean Bill of Emissions, Kind Of http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/epa-gives-2016-bmw-x5d-clean-bill-emissions-kind/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/epa-gives-2016-bmw-x5d-clean-bill-emissions-kind/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:40:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1240353 (Update: With EPA comment and clarification on their tests.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved for sale Friday the 2016 BMW X5d after new tests of that car revealed that it did not use an illegal “defeat device” to cheat emissions standards, Reuters reported. Well it didn’t use a defeat device as far as they could see, anyway. […]

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(Update: With EPA comment and clarification on their tests.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved for sale Friday the 2016 BMW X5d after new tests of that car revealed that it did not use an illegal “defeat device” to cheat emissions standards, Reuters reported. Well it didn’t use a defeat device as far as they could see, anyway. […]

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‘Weak Points’ Led To Widespread Volkswagen Cheating, Says Top Execs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/weak-points-led-widespread-volkswagen-cheating-says-top-execs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/weak-points-led-widespread-volkswagen-cheating-says-top-execs/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239385 Volkswagen announced Thursday that the automaker’s investigation had identified institutional breakdowns and individual misconduct that led to the installation of more than 11 million “defeat devices” aimed at cheating emissions tests in its diesel cars. Volkswagen Chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch told journalists and investors that some parts of the company “tolerated breaches of rules” while it developed […]

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Volkswagen announced Thursday that the automaker’s investigation had identified institutional breakdowns and individual misconduct that led to the installation of more than 11 million “defeat devices” aimed at cheating emissions tests in its diesel cars. Volkswagen Chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch told journalists and investors that some parts of the company “tolerated breaches of rules” while it developed […]

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