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VW Extends $1,000 Goodwill Payments to Touareg Owners

By Matt Schmitz on January 11, 2016


CARS.COM — Volkswagen announced today that it is extending to the Touareg SUV its $1,000 goodwill offer for owners of diesel vehicles involved in its emissions scandal. This reportedly will add tens of thousands more eligible owners to the nearly… Read More

VW Extends $1,000 Goodwill Payments to Touareg Owners

By Matt Schmitz on January 11, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen announced today that it is extending to the Touareg SUV its $1,000 goodwill offer for owners of diesel vehicles involved in its emissions scandal. This reportedly will add tens of thousands more eligible owners to the nearly… Read More

VW Makes $1,000 Goodwill Offer to Diesel Owners

By Kelsey Mays on November 9, 2015

Volkswagen announced today it would make a $1,000 goodwill offer to owners of diesel four-cylinder cars affected by the automaker's ongoing emission crisis. It's in the form of a $500 Visa prepaid card and a $500 dealership credit that can… Read More

VW Launches VIN Tool for Diesel Owners

By Jennifer Newman on October 19, 2015

Volkswagen has updated vwdieselinfo.com, its consumer site for vehicles affected by the diesel crisis, with a vehicle identification number look-up tool to help VW and Audi diesel owners determine if their car is affected by the automaker's diesel scandal. Related:… Read More

VW Diesel Crisis Illustrates Downside of Proprietary Vehicle Software

By By Andy Ihnatko on October 12, 2015

The Volkswagen diesel crisis is an ongoing reminder of the dilemma that proprietary auto software and hardware is presenting for automakers and consumers. In September, VW disclosed that alleged "defeat devices" were installed in 2009-15 VW and Audi diesel cars. How… Read More

VW: Diesel Owners Should Get EPA Mileage After Fix

By Kelsey Mays on October 8, 2015

Volkswagen is still working on fixes for its troubled diesels, its U.S. chief told a congressional subcommittee Thursday, but even without any plans cemented, he said he believes that affected owners should still be able to achieve their cars' EPA… Read More

VW Launches Consumer Site for Diesel Info

By Kelsey Mays on September 28, 2015

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the automaker has launched vwdieselinfo.com, a consumer site populated with company statements and answers to frequently asked questions. The site lists which models are affected, whether they're safe to drive and other… Read More

EPA to Test Other Diesels

By Kelsey Mays on September 25, 2015

In a conference call to reporters this morning, EPA officials said they plan to spot-check other light-duty diesel vehicles for compliance with the Clean Air Act. The agency is notifying "all automakers that we are stepping up" oversight, said Janet… Read More

Other Diesel Automakers: We Comply With U.S. Emissions Standards

By Kelsey Mays on September 25, 2015

As Volkswagen's diesel crisis continues, other automakers with diesels deny that they are using similar emissions-control software, which evades emissions testing. That software is in 482,000 diesel Volkswagen and Audi cars in the U.S., VW says. The automaker later revealed… Read More

VW Diesel Crisis: Timeline of Events

By Kelsey Mays on September 23, 2015

CARS.COM — Researchers first raised concerns about Volkswagen diesel emissions more than a year ago, culminating in the disclosure of alleged "defeat devices" installed in about 500,000 Volkswagen diesel cars from the 2009-2016 model years. Below is a timeline of… Read More

EPA: VW Fix Could Take Up to a Year

By Kelsey Mays on September 23, 2015

It could take up to a year for Volkswagen to develop a remedy for the "defeat device" software in 482,000 vehicles in the U.S. (and another 10.5 million more around the world) that has violated the Clean Air Act, the… Read More