The Truth About Cars » Investigation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 20:33:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 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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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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‘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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Merkel: ‘VW is Working On This With All of Its Power’ – Including Asking Workers to Roll Over http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/merkel-vw-is-working-on-this-with-all-of-its-power-including-asking-workers-to-roll-over/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/merkel-vw-is-working-on-this-with-all-of-its-power-including-asking-workers-to-roll-over/#comments Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:53:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1209385 On her weekly podcast, German Prime Minister Angela Merkel said Volkswagen’s scandal hasn’t harmed the German automobile industry’s image, but that the automaker would need to conduct its investigation with transparency to restore faith in the country’s industry. “A lot will depend on how Volkswagen deals with the issue,” Merkel said, according to Reuters. Separately, […]

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On her weekly podcast, German Prime Minister Angela Merkel said Volkswagen’s scandal hasn’t harmed the German automobile industry’s image, but that the automaker would need to conduct its investigation with transparency to restore faith in the country’s industry. “A lot will depend on how Volkswagen deals with the issue,” Merkel said, according to Reuters. Separately, […]

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VW Investigators: ‘If You Saw Something, And Didn’t Say Something, You’re Still in Trouble’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/vw-investigators-saw-something-didnt-say-something-youre-still-trouble/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/vw-investigators-saw-something-didnt-say-something-youre-still-trouble/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2015 18:15:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1204457 Investigators at Volkswagen are not only looking for the culprits who installed illegal emissions cheating software into their cars, but they’re also looking for managers who didn’t immediately report the devices as well, the New York Times reported. Up to 10 managers and engineers could be suspended by the automaker for the scandal so far, […]

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Investigators at Volkswagen are not only looking for the culprits who installed illegal emissions cheating software into their cars, but they’re also looking for managers who didn’t immediately report the devices as well, the New York Times reported. Up to 10 managers and engineers could be suspended by the automaker for the scandal so far, […]

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Report: Volkswagen Scandal Involved At Least 30 Managers, Not ‘Small Group’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/report-volkswagen-scandal-involved-least-30-managers-not-small-group/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/report-volkswagen-scandal-involved-least-30-managers-not-small-group/#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:35:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1195122 German magazine Der Spiegel reported Wednesday that at least 30 Volkswagen insiders and managers had knowledge of the illegal “defeat device” and there may be more. The claim would somewhat refute to what Volkswagen of America chief Michael Horn testified in front of a congressional subcommittee last week when he told representatives that “a couple […]

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German magazine Der Spiegel reported Wednesday that at least 30 Volkswagen insiders and managers had knowledge of the illegal “defeat device” and there may be more. The claim would somewhat refute to what Volkswagen of America chief Michael Horn testified in front of a congressional subcommittee last week when he told representatives that “a couple […]

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Canada: We’re Going To Investigate Volkswagen and Also Hack Some Pickups http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/canada-were-going-to-investigate-volkswagen-and-also-hack-some-pickups/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/canada-were-going-to-investigate-volkswagen-and-also-hack-some-pickups/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1191850 The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in Ontario, Canada, has launched an official investigation into Volkswagen Canada and Audi Canada regarding their roles in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal that affects some 35,000 vehicles in the province, the ministry announced Wednesday. The investigation is related to possible violations under Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act […]

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The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in Ontario, Canada, has launched an official investigation into Volkswagen Canada and Audi Canada regarding their roles in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal that affects some 35,000 vehicles in the province, the ministry announced Wednesday. The investigation is related to possible violations under Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act […]

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BREAKING: Investigators Raid Volkswagen Offices, Private Residences in Germany http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/breaking-investigators-raid-volkswagen-offices-private-residences-in-germany/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/breaking-investigators-raid-volkswagen-offices-private-residences-in-germany/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:55:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1191410 Volkswagen offices and private residences were raided Thursday morning in Wolfsburg as part of the ongoing investigation into the company’s emission scheme that saw “defeat devices” used in its 2.0-liter diesel vehicles, reports German media outlet HAZ. A team of approximately 50 task force personnel from the Lower Saxony’s office of criminal investigation raided multiple locations to […]

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Volkswagen offices and private residences were raided Thursday morning in Wolfsburg as part of the ongoing investigation into the company’s emission scheme that saw “defeat devices” used in its 2.0-liter diesel vehicles, reports German media outlet HAZ. A team of approximately 50 task force personnel from the Lower Saxony’s office of criminal investigation raided multiple locations to […]

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BREAKING: EPA Expands Emissions Investigation to Volkswagen 3.0-Liter V6 Diesels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/breaking-epa-expands-emissions-investigation-to-volkswagen-3-0-liter-v6-diesels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/breaking-epa-expands-emissions-investigation-to-volkswagen-3-0-liter-v6-diesels/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1177666 Until now, the EPA’s investigation into NOx emissions has centered around Volkswagen’s four-cylinder diesel engines equipped in the Jetta, Golf, Golf/Jetta SportWagen, Beetle Coupe/Convertible, Passat and Audi A3. The EPA is now investigating the larger 3.0-liter diesel, used by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche, to see if it is compliant or affected by the same “defeat […]

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Until now, the EPA’s investigation into NOx emissions has centered around Volkswagen’s four-cylinder diesel engines equipped in the Jetta, Golf, Golf/Jetta SportWagen, Beetle Coupe/Convertible, Passat and Audi A3. The EPA is now investigating the larger 3.0-liter diesel, used by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche, to see if it is compliant or affected by the same “defeat […]

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Volt And Consequences: GM Responds To NHTSA Volt Investigation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/volt-and-consequences-gm-responds-to-nhtsa-volt-investigation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/volt-and-consequences-gm-responds-to-nhtsa-volt-investigation/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:25:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420395 With NHTSA opening a formal defect investigation into the Chevy Volt, GM is moving to defend its rolling lightning rod (no pun intended) and allay consumer fears about its safety. Yesterday I briefly appeared on Fox Business’s Your World With Neil Cavuto show to talk about what the intro to my segment referred to as […]

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With NHTSA opening a formal defect investigation into the Chevy Volt, GM is moving to defend its rolling lightning rod (no pun intended) and allay consumer fears about its safety. Yesterday I briefly appeared on Fox Business’s Your World With Neil Cavuto show to talk about what the intro to my segment referred to as […]

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NHTSA Triggers “Thermal Events” In Volt Batteries, Opens Formal Investigation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/nhtsa-triggers-thermal-events-in-volt-batteries-opens-formal-investigation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/nhtsa-triggers-thermal-events-in-volt-batteries-opens-formal-investigation/#comments Fri, 25 Nov 2011 22:48:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420060 NHTSA has has opened a formal defect investigation into the Chevrolet Volt, on the grounds that  Intrusion in a crash may damage the battery, which may result in a substantial thermal reaction and fire We knew that NHTSA was already looking in to this type of defect after an earlier test incident, but the official investigation resume [PDF] […]

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NHTSA has has opened a formal defect investigation into the Chevrolet Volt, on the grounds that  Intrusion in a crash may damage the battery, which may result in a substantial thermal reaction and fire We knew that NHTSA was already looking in to this type of defect after an earlier test incident, but the official investigation resume [PDF] […]

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Inspired By Quadrangle Scandal, Republicans Call For Investigation Into Rattner’s Delphi Dealings http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/inspired-by-quadrangle-scandal-republicans-call-for-investigation-into-rattners-delphi-dealings/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/inspired-by-quadrangle-scandal-republicans-call-for-investigation-into-rattners-delphi-dealings/#comments Fri, 30 Apr 2010 01:14:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354782 When former auto task force boss Steve Rattner’s former firm Quadrangle recently settled a “pay-to-play” corruption investigation, it threw Rattner under the bus, saying: We wholly disavow the conduct engaged in by Steve Rattner, who hired the New York State Comptroller’s political consultant, Hank Morris, to arrange an investment from the New York State Common […]

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When former auto task force boss Steve Rattner’s former firm Quadrangle recently settled a “pay-to-play” corruption investigation, it threw Rattner under the bus, saying: We wholly disavow the conduct engaged in by Steve Rattner, who hired the New York State Comptroller’s political consultant, Hank Morris, to arrange an investment from the New York State Common […]

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Quote Of The Day: What Clunker Fraud? Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-what-clunker-fraud-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-what-clunker-fraud-edition/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2010 23:42:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340962 Cash for Clunkers was set up very quickly, and there hasn’t been an accounting of the administrative costs of the program. There also hasn’t been publicly available information about how contractors were picked to process the thousands of transactions that the program generated… My concern is the waste, fraud and abuse that may have resulted […]

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Cash for Clunkers was set up very quickly, and there hasn’t been an accounting of the administrative costs of the program. There also hasn’t been publicly available information about how contractors were picked to process the thousands of transactions that the program generated… My concern is the waste, fraud and abuse that may have resulted […]

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