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VW Close to Another Proposed Fix for 2.0-Liter Diesels

By Kelsey Mays and Fred Meier, Cars.com on July 22, 2016


CARS.COM — Citing two unnamed dealers who attended a meeting with Volkswagen executives, the Associated Press reports that the automaker is close to having a new proposed fix for the diesel 2.0-liter engines at the heart of its massive emissions… Read More

VW Close to Another Proposed Fix for 2.0-Liter Diesels

By Kelsey Mays and Fred Meier, Cars.com on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Citing two unnamed dealers who attended a meeting with Volkswagen executives, the Associated Press reports that the automaker is close to having a new proposed fix for the diesel 2.0-liter engines at the heart of its massive emissions… Read More

VW Diesels May Still Pollute More, Even When Fixed

By Kelsey Mays on July 21, 2016

CARS.COM — Even if the Volkswagen Group gets regulatory approval to fix some 475,000 four-cylinder diesel cars in its ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, the repaired systems could still pollute more than they originally certified under. Related: VW Diesel Settlement: What Owners,… Read More

VW Diesel Settlement: What Owners, Lessees Need to Know

By Kelsey Mays and Fred Meier, Cars.com on June 28, 2016

CARS.COM — The Volkswagen Group, regulators and attorneys for VW owners and lessees announced a massive settlement agreement today of civil claims regarding about 475,000 diesel cars in the U.S. from the 2009 to 2015 model years for which the… Read More

Volkswagen Diesel Settlement: What Owners Could Get

By Kelsey Mays and Joe Bruzek on June 28, 2016

CARS.COM — More than nine months after it broke into the public eye, the Volkswagen Group's huge diesel scandal reached a $14.7 billion settlement that should, at long last, answer a lot of questions. Provided it meets court approval —… Read More

2015 Audi A3 Air-Conditioning Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on April 13, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: In affected vehicles the air conditioning is noisy, does not cool or is weak. Symptoms could be intermittent. This condition could be due to a faulty air-conditioning compressor or regulating valve. Vehicles affected by this service bulletin:… 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