The Truth About Cars » TDI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Volkswagen’s Buyback Might Be Worse (Environmentally) Than the Crime http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-buyback-might-worse-environmentally-crime/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-buyback-might-worse-environmentally-crime/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:15:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329625 Update: I made a decimal flub. The math is corrected. Thanks to commenter ChemEng for pointing it out. We’ll post a new piece on Monday. There’s no denying it: Volkswagen cheated. It confessed to the crime of emitting up to 40 times over the legal limit allowed for NOx. We learned yesterday (and the day before, to some degree), that Volkswagen will […]

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Update: I made a decimal flub. The math is corrected. Thanks to commenter ChemEng for pointing it out. We’ll post a new piece on Monday. There’s no denying it: Volkswagen cheated. It confessed to the crime of emitting up to 40 times over the legal limit allowed for NOx. We learned yesterday (and the day before, to some degree), that Volkswagen will […]

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Here’s What It Might Cost To Fix Each 2.0 TDI Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen-2/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:31:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329609 Note: In light of today’s news regarding an agreement between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators, we believe it’s pertinent to rerun this piece considering Volkswagen still plans on fixing some of the affected 2.0-liter TDI vehicles. —MS In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, […]

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Note: In light of today’s news regarding an agreement between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators, we believe it’s pertinent to rerun this piece considering Volkswagen still plans on fixing some of the affected 2.0-liter TDI vehicles. —MS In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, […]

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Volkswagen Poised to Offer a Mass Buyback Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-poised-to-offer-a-mass-buyback-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-poised-to-offer-a-mass-buyback-program/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:34:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328929 Dirty Volkswagen diesels equipped with illicit “defeat devices” could soon be flying off driveways and into oblivion. Sources briefed on the matter told Reuters (via Automotive News) that the automaker will offer to buy back up to half a million 2.0-liter TDI models in the U.S. that emit illegal levels of smog-causing emissions. They expect […]

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Dirty Volkswagen diesels equipped with illicit “defeat devices” could soon be flying off driveways and into oblivion. Sources briefed on the matter told Reuters (via Automotive News) that the automaker will offer to buy back up to half a million 2.0-liter TDI models in the U.S. that emit illegal levels of smog-causing emissions. They expect […]

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Piston Slap: Time To Pounce on a Jetta TDI? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/piston-slap-time-pounce-diesel-jetta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/piston-slap-time-pounce-diesel-jetta/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:05:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1312378 Stephen writes: Hi Sajeev, I’ve toyed with the idea of turbocharging a 2.sl0w just for giggles and TORQUE, but the quest has to make some sense economically, or else the finance minister will not approve. Then it hit me: just how LOW in price have those older dirty diesels gone, anyway? You know, the ones with that […]

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Stephen writes: Hi Sajeev, I’ve toyed with the idea of turbocharging a 2.sl0w just for giggles and TORQUE, but the quest has to make some sense economically, or else the finance minister will not approve. Then it hit me: just how LOW in price have those older dirty diesels gone, anyway? You know, the ones with that […]

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Ugliest Sales Yet: January Was Nasty For Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ugliest-sales-yet-january-nasty-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ugliest-sales-yet-january-nasty-volkswagen/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:30:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1283154 We knew it wouldn’t be easy for them. We knew it would get worse before it got better. But did you know it would be this difficult for Volkswagen of America to sell cars, and did you know it would get this bad this soon? And could it get even worse? Volkswagen brand sales in the United […]

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We knew it wouldn’t be easy for them. We knew it would get worse before it got better. But did you know it would be this difficult for Volkswagen of America to sell cars, and did you know it would get this bad this soon? And could it get even worse? Volkswagen brand sales in the United […]

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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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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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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 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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Volkswagen Canada’s ‘Goodwill’ Program Started, Damn Exchange Rate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagen-canadas-goodwill-program-started-damn-exchange-rate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagen-canadas-goodwill-program-started-damn-exchange-rate/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 21:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253089 Volkswagen in Canada rolled out the same “goodwill” package for Canadian customers that they did for U.S. customers last month, according to Green Car Reports (via Autoblog). Diesel buyers north of the border — up to 100,000 of them — will get the same $500 Visa gift card, $500 dealer gift card and three years […]

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Volkswagen in Canada rolled out the same “goodwill” package for Canadian customers that they did for U.S. customers last month, according to Green Car Reports (via Autoblog). Diesel buyers north of the border — up to 100,000 of them — will get the same $500 Visa gift card, $500 dealer gift card and three years […]

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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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November Volkswagen USA Sales Enter Free Fall Mode http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/november-volkswagen-usa-sales-enter-free-fall-mode/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/november-volkswagen-usa-sales-enter-free-fall-mode/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1234609 Industry-wide auto sales continued to expand in November 2015 despite a calendar quirk which shortened the selling month and a sharp 9-percent decline in passenger car volume. At Volkswagen, however, after the scandal-ridden brand posted somewhat surprising year-over-year increases in September and October, November volume plunged 25 percent. The loss of 7,843 sales compared with […]

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Industry-wide auto sales continued to expand in November 2015 despite a calendar quirk which shortened the selling month and a sharp 9-percent decline in passenger car volume. At Volkswagen, however, after the scandal-ridden brand posted somewhat surprising year-over-year increases in September and October, November volume plunged 25 percent. The loss of 7,843 sales compared with […]

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How The Volkswagen Dirty Diesel ‘Flow Straightener’ Really Works http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/vw-flow-straightener-really-works/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/vw-flow-straightener-really-works/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1232657 Volkswagen announced a fix for some of its diesel engines in Europe last week that included fitting a “flow straightener” device to their 1.6-liter engines. The device provides something tangible for Volkswagen to trot out, but has been criticized for being a low-tech distraction from the actual fix. The “flow transformer” serves a purpose to […]

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Volkswagen announced a fix for some of its diesel engines in Europe last week that included fitting a “flow straightener” device to their 1.6-liter engines. The device provides something tangible for Volkswagen to trot out, but has been criticized for being a low-tech distraction from the actual fix. The “flow transformer” serves a purpose to […]

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Giving Thanks: Here’s What It Might Cost To Fix Each 2.0 TDI Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229833 Editor’s note: This article originally ran September 22, 2015. TTAC has yet to be proven or disproven on these numbers, but hopefully we will learn the truth soon. In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, but the German automaker will probably pay thousands […]

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Editor’s note: This article originally ran September 22, 2015. TTAC has yet to be proven or disproven on these numbers, but hopefully we will learn the truth soon. In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, but the German automaker will probably pay thousands […]

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Audi Offers Its Own Goodwill Program To A3 TDI Owners http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/audi-offers-goodwill-program-a3-tdi-owners/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/audi-offers-goodwill-program-a3-tdi-owners/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1227953 Audi announced last week that owners of its A3 TDI model would be offered the same goodwill program available to Volkswagen TDI owners. The program, which started Nov. 20, offers owners the same $500 prepaid Visa card that can be used anywhere and a $500 dealership gift card that can be used at Audi dealerships. […]

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Audi announced last week that owners of its A3 TDI model would be offered the same goodwill program available to Volkswagen TDI owners. The program, which started Nov. 20, offers owners the same $500 prepaid Visa card that can be used anywhere and a $500 dealership gift card that can be used at Audi dealerships. […]

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BREAKING: Audi Admits to Defeat Device, Details Fix For 3-liter Diesel Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/breaking-audi-admits-defeat-device-details-fix-3-liter-diesel-engines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/breaking-audi-admits-defeat-device-details-fix-3-liter-diesel-engines/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1226105 Audi, a brand within Volkswagen Group that markets the majority of 3-liter diesel engines sold by the group in the United States, released a statement Monday detailing how it plans to fix vehicles that use a defeat device. The automaker also stated that three separate Auxiliary Emissions Control Devices — not just one — are used in 2009 and later 3-liter […]

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Audi, a brand within Volkswagen Group that markets the majority of 3-liter diesel engines sold by the group in the United States, released a statement Monday detailing how it plans to fix vehicles that use a defeat device. The automaker also stated that three separate Auxiliary Emissions Control Devices — not just one — are used in 2009 and later 3-liter […]

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Volkswagen Beats EPA Buzzer, Details Fix to US Officials http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-beats-epa-buzzer-details-fix-to-us-officials/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-beats-epa-buzzer-details-fix-to-us-officials/#comments Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:37:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1224761 On Friday, Volkswagen of America detailed its plan to fix nearly 500,000 illegally polluting diesels in the United States to officials with the Environmental Protection Agency, the government body announced in a statement late Friday. The automaker was required to detail the fix no later than Friday. The EPA, along with the California Air Resources Board, will […]

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On Friday, Volkswagen of America detailed its plan to fix nearly 500,000 illegally polluting diesels in the United States to officials with the Environmental Protection Agency, the government body announced in a statement late Friday. The automaker was required to detail the fix no later than Friday. The EPA, along with the California Air Resources Board, will […]

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Piston Slap: Oil Burning and Carbon Cleaning (Part II) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/piston-slap-oil-burning-carbon-cleaning-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/piston-slap-oil-burning-carbon-cleaning-part-ii/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1220521 Arley writes: Dear Sanjeev, [Oh, come on!!! —SM] I have a ’03 Jetta 1.9-liter TDI. Do you know if the emission controls were tampered with on these models? If they are not part of the recall, am I to assume everything is as it should be? Resale value has dropped noticeably. After your (and reader) recommendations regarding […]

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Arley writes: Dear Sanjeev, [Oh, come on!!! —SM] I have a ’03 Jetta 1.9-liter TDI. Do you know if the emission controls were tampered with on these models? If they are not part of the recall, am I to assume everything is as it should be? Resale value has dropped noticeably. After your (and reader) recommendations regarding […]

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For Some TDI Owners, Conflicting Messages on Trade-in http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/tdi-owners-conflicting-messages-trade/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/tdi-owners-conflicting-messages-trade/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:10:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1216073 As Volkswagen works to make amends with customers and the public, TDI owners ready to give up their illegally polluting cars are hearing conflicting messages from some Volkswagen dealers who are either unwilling to or begrudgingly taking in those cars on trade. A TDI owner said when he took his car into Flow Motors Volkswagen in […]

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As Volkswagen works to make amends with customers and the public, TDI owners ready to give up their illegally polluting cars are hearing conflicting messages from some Volkswagen dealers who are either unwilling to or begrudgingly taking in those cars on trade. A TDI owner said when he took his car into Flow Motors Volkswagen in […]

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OFFICIAL: Volkswagen TDI Goodwill Package Includes $1,000, Roadside Assistance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/official-volkswagen-tdi-goodwill-package-includes-1000-roadside-assistance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/official-volkswagen-tdi-goodwill-package-includes-1000-roadside-assistance/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:40:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1214777 Volkswagen’s “2.0L TDI Customer Goodwill Package”, expected to be announced sometime today, will include three years of 24-hour Roadside Assistance in addition to two prepaid cards. Those cards will be valued at $500 each — one that can be spent anywhere and the other that can only be used at a Volkswagen dealer. Whether you […]

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Volkswagen’s “2.0L TDI Customer Goodwill Package”, expected to be announced sometime today, will include three years of 24-hour Roadside Assistance in addition to two prepaid cards. Those cards will be valued at $500 each — one that can be spent anywhere and the other that can only be used at a Volkswagen dealer. Whether you […]

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Volkswagen Dealer Sends Sympathy Card to TDI Owners http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-dealer-sends-sympathy-card-tdi-owners/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-dealer-sends-sympathy-card-tdi-owners/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 21:50:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1212521 Volkswagen dealers are scrambling to keep their customers happy amid the emissions scandal and one has decided to send a TDI eulogy to customers along with a sales pitch. According to a post on TDIClub, Beyer Volkswagen started sending out the slightly hilarious notice sometime this week. The cover shows a SportWagen with a 2015 […]

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Volkswagen dealers are scrambling to keep their customers happy amid the emissions scandal and one has decided to send a TDI eulogy to customers along with a sales pitch. According to a post on TDIClub, Beyer Volkswagen started sending out the slightly hilarious notice sometime this week. The cover shows a SportWagen with a 2015 […]

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Touareg Enthusiasts Confused About Emissions Violation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/touareg-enthusiasts-confused-emissions-violation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/touareg-enthusiasts-confused-emissions-violation/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1210673 The EPA notified Volkswagen yesterday that certain models equipped with the 3-liter diesel engine were in violation of emissions regulations by being equipped with a defeat device. The list of affected models does not contain a range of production years as with the previous models that were found to be in violation, but only one specific year […]

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The EPA notified Volkswagen yesterday that certain models equipped with the 3-liter diesel engine were in violation of emissions regulations by being equipped with a defeat device. The list of affected models does not contain a range of production years as with the previous models that were found to be in violation, but only one specific year […]

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Volkswagen Buying Back Bad Diesels From Dealers At Pre-crisis Prices http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-buying-back-bad-diesels-from-dealers-at-pre-crisis-prices/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-buying-back-bad-diesels-from-dealers-at-pre-crisis-prices/#comments Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:12:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1209369 Volkswagen told dealers that it would buy back some of its unsellable, used diesel cars withering on their lots at fixed prices to help dealers cope during the automaker’s growing diesel scandal, Automotive News reported. The cars that dealers are accepting on trade-in, but can’t sell due to their illegally polluting engines, have sat on lots while […]

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Volkswagen told dealers that it would buy back some of its unsellable, used diesel cars withering on their lots at fixed prices to help dealers cope during the automaker’s growing diesel scandal, Automotive News reported. The cars that dealers are accepting on trade-in, but can’t sell due to their illegally polluting engines, have sat on lots while […]

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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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