The Truth About Cars » Scandal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +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 » Scandal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Volkswagen Engineers Blow Whistle, Admit to CO2 Cheating http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-engineer-blows-whistle-admits-to-co2-cheating/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-engineer-blows-whistle-admits-to-co2-cheating/#comments Sun, 08 Nov 2015 16:35:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1214385 A number of Volkswagen engineers cheated on tests used to determine carbon dioxide emissions because goals set by former group CEO Martin Winterkorn were too demanding and difficult to achieve, reported German outlet Bild am Sonntag. The report was “broadly confirmed” by Volkswagen, stated The New York Times. It’s believed goals set by Winterkorn, which would have made […]

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A number of Volkswagen engineers cheated on tests used to determine carbon dioxide emissions because goals set by former group CEO Martin Winterkorn were too demanding and difficult to achieve, reported German outlet Bild am Sonntag. The report was “broadly confirmed” by Volkswagen, stated The New York Times. It’s believed goals set by Winterkorn, which would have made […]

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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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Volkswagen CEO Muller Outlines Plan To Save Automaker From Scandal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-ceo-muller-outlines-plan-save-automaker-scandal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-ceo-muller-outlines-plan-save-automaker-scandal/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:35:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1206209 Speaking for the first time as Volkswagen chief, newly hired CEO Matthias Müller outlined his plan for the automaker’s future in the wake of a growing scandal for its illegally polluting cars. Müller’s five-point plan includes a significant overhaul of the automaker’s plan to be the world’s largest automaker by 2018. According to Volkswagen, its […]

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Speaking for the first time as Volkswagen chief, newly hired CEO Matthias Müller outlined his plan for the automaker’s future in the wake of a growing scandal for its illegally polluting cars. Müller’s five-point plan includes a significant overhaul of the automaker’s plan to be the world’s largest automaker by 2018. According to Volkswagen, its […]

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The Volkswagen Diesel Saga So Far http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/vw-diesel-saga-far/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/vw-diesel-saga-far/#comments Sun, 18 Oct 2015 22:30:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1178977 On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that its cars violated clean air standards by incorporating a “defeat device” that used engine management controls to cheat emissions tests. Since the EPA’s letter to VW, and subsequent order to recall nearly 482,000 Volkswagen cars, the scandal has deepened and developed with Volkswagen shedding […]

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On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that its cars violated clean air standards by incorporating a “defeat device” that used engine management controls to cheat emissions tests. Since the EPA’s letter to VW, and subsequent order to recall nearly 482,000 Volkswagen cars, the scandal has deepened and developed with Volkswagen shedding […]

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Total Recall: Volkswagen Group Will Fix 8.5M Vehicles in EU http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/total-recall-volkswagen-group-will-fix-8-5m-vehicles-eu/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/total-recall-volkswagen-group-will-fix-8-5m-vehicles-eu/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1196162 Volkswagen Group will recall 8.5 million vehicles in the European Union’s 28 member states, including the 2.4 million vehicles it is already being forced to recall by the KBA, Germany’s transportation authority, the automaker announced Thursday. Vehicles from the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands are included in the recall. The latest EA 288 diesel engine is not part […]

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Volkswagen Group will recall 8.5 million vehicles in the European Union’s 28 member states, including the 2.4 million vehicles it is already being forced to recall by the KBA, Germany’s transportation authority, the automaker announced Thursday. Vehicles from the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands are included in the recall. The latest EA 288 diesel engine is not part […]

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Volkswagen Board Holding Emergency Meeting Ahead of Planned Friday Conference http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-board-holding-emergency-meeting-ahead-planned-friday-conference/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-board-holding-emergency-meeting-ahead-planned-friday-conference/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:15:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1178889 Five senior members of Volkswagen’s supervisory board are meeting Wednesday to discuss the future for the automaker after stock prices have plummeted and the company has publicly acknowledged it cheated worldwide emissions tests, the BBC reported. The smaller Wednesday meeting is ahead of a regularly scheduled full board meeting Friday, where members are expected to […]

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Five senior members of Volkswagen’s supervisory board are meeting Wednesday to discuss the future for the automaker after stock prices have plummeted and the company has publicly acknowledged it cheated worldwide emissions tests, the BBC reported. The smaller Wednesday meeting is ahead of a regularly scheduled full board meeting Friday, where members are expected to […]

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The Redflex Bribery Scandal Reaches Ohio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/redflex-bribery-scandal-reaches-ohio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/redflex-bribery-scandal-reaches-ohio/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1096345 It’s the kind of disgraceful corruption that would have seen its perpetrators swinging from a tree in a more forthright age: an alleged $2 million bribery program that has already seen a Redflex consultant plead guilty to charges of delivering over $570,000 in cash and other bribes to Chicago’s former managing deputy commissioner of transportation. […]

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It’s the kind of disgraceful corruption that would have seen its perpetrators swinging from a tree in a more forthright age: an alleged $2 million bribery program that has already seen a Redflex consultant plead guilty to charges of delivering over $570,000 in cash and other bribes to Chicago’s former managing deputy commissioner of transportation. […]

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Cabal Of Chinese Managers Embezzles Billions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/cabal-of-chinese-managers-embezzles-billions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/cabal-of-chinese-managers-embezzles-billions/#comments Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:23:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484530 More than 100 senior managers of China’s FAW have been questioned and some have been detained over and unfolding scandal that involves more than 10 billion yuan ($1.61 billion) in assets that went missing. According to a report in the South China Morning Post, Communist Party investigators are looking into missing company assets that had […]

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More than 100 senior managers of China’s FAW have been questioned and some have been detained over and unfolding scandal that involves more than 10 billion yuan ($1.61 billion) in assets that went missing. According to a report in the South China Morning Post, Communist Party investigators are looking into missing company assets that had […]

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Creators Of Controversial Ford Ad Dismissed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/creators-of-controversial-ford-ad-dismissed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/creators-of-controversial-ford-ad-dismissed/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:07:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482387 Ad Age is reporting that Ford’s advertising agency, JWT, has fired the ad agency staffers behind a pair of offensive ads showing bound and gagged women in the back of a Ford Figo hatchback. Ford is not, however, looking to change advertising companies over the fiasco. The images were created by JWT staffers in India […]

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Ad Age is reporting that Ford’s advertising agency, JWT, has fired the ad agency staffers behind a pair of offensive ads showing bound and gagged women in the back of a Ford Figo hatchback. Ford is not, however, looking to change advertising companies over the fiasco. The images were created by JWT staffers in India […]

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Our Daily Saab: Muller Losing Faith, Antonov Going Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/our-daily-saab-muller-losing-faith-antonov-going-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/our-daily-saab-muller-losing-faith-antonov-going-down/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:09:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420806 A TTAC tipster sent us a Teknikens Värld  interview with Saab’s long-suffering would-be rescuer, Victor Muller, in which the eternal Saabtimist seems ready to admit defeat. In essence, he admits that GM is unlikely to ever approve a plan involving Chinese firms, that the Chinese firms are throwing “money into a black hole” and that all […]

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A TTAC tipster sent us a Teknikens Värld  interview with Saab’s long-suffering would-be rescuer, Victor Muller, in which the eternal Saabtimist seems ready to admit defeat. In essence, he admits that GM is unlikely to ever approve a plan involving Chinese firms, that the Chinese firms are throwing “money into a black hole” and that all […]

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Mercedes USA Boss Fired For “Serious And Repeated” Financial Violations http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/mercedes-usa-boss-fired-for-serious-and-repeated-financial-violations/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/mercedes-usa-boss-fired-for-serious-and-repeated-financial-violations/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:15:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415226 The German business paper Handelsblatt reports that Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Ernst Lieb, a 36-year Daimler veteran, has been fired for “serious and repeated” violations of the company’s internal finance compliance rules. Per the Dow Jones [via FoxBusiness] translation, Lieb is said to have remodeled his house in New York at the expense of Daimler and […]

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The German business paper Handelsblatt reports that Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Ernst Lieb, a 36-year Daimler veteran, has been fired for “serious and repeated” violations of the company’s internal finance compliance rules. Per the Dow Jones [via FoxBusiness] translation, Lieb is said to have remodeled his house in New York at the expense of Daimler and […]

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Washington: Traffic Camera Company Runs Press Relations for Lynnwood http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/washington-traffic-camera-company-runs-press-relations-for-lynnwood/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/washington-traffic-camera-company-runs-press-relations-for-lynnwood/#comments Sat, 10 Sep 2011 14:07:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410840 The distinction between employees for a private photo enforcement firm and taxpayer-funded public servants blurred in the city of Lynnwood, Washington. Emails between city officials and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) suggest a cozy relationship developed where both sides were willing to perform the duties of the other in terms of marketing and public relations. Lynnwood […]

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The distinction between employees for a private photo enforcement firm and taxpayer-funded public servants blurred in the city of Lynnwood, Washington. Emails between city officials and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) suggest a cozy relationship developed where both sides were willing to perform the duties of the other in terms of marketing and public relations. Lynnwood […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: Which Automaker May Be Fudging Their EPA Numbers? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/ask-the-best-and-brightest-which-automaker-may-be-fudging-their-epa-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/ask-the-best-and-brightest-which-automaker-may-be-fudging-their-epa-numbers/#comments Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:12:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410055 The Environmental Protection Agency’s fuel economy testing system is notoriously weak, relying on self-reporting for the vast majority of vehicles, and exhibiting vulnerabilities to “gaming.” But rather than attacking each others’ EPA numbers, automakers seem to have agreed that it’s best if everyone does their best to juice their own numbers and allows the imperfect […]

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s fuel economy testing system is notoriously weak, relying on self-reporting for the vast majority of vehicles, and exhibiting vulnerabilities to “gaming.” But rather than attacking each others’ EPA numbers, automakers seem to have agreed that it’s best if everyone does their best to juice their own numbers and allows the imperfect […]

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“Volt Scam” Debate Misses The Point http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/volt-scam-debate-misses-the-point/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/volt-scam-debate-misses-the-point/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 15:38:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397038 Mark Modica, a former Saturn dealer GM bondholder, has leveraged his financial loss at the hands of the government bailout into a blogging position at the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative nonprofit that “promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action.” At the NLPC, Modica focuses on what he […]

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Mark Modica, a former Saturn dealer GM bondholder, has leveraged his financial loss at the hands of the government bailout into a blogging position at the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative nonprofit that “promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action.” At the NLPC, Modica focuses on what he […]

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