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Volkswagen to Adjust Mileage on 7 Models, Pay Owners for Misstated MPG

By Kelsey Mays on August 30, 2019

As part of a settlement with plaintiffs regarding its mileage claims, the Volkswagen Group will restate fuel-economy figures slightly across seven models sold from the 2013 to 2017 model year. Read More
Let the Payments Begin: Court OKs FCA Diesel Emissions Settlement

By Fred Meier on May 3, 2019

A court gave a final OK to FCA’s $800 million settlement including payments to owners over diesel emissions violations by 2014-16 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram 1500 pickup trucks. Read More
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Emissions Recall: What Owners Should Know

By Kelsey Mays on March 14, 2019

The EPA announced Wednesday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would initiate an emissions-related recall on nearly 900,000 compact and mid-size cars and SUVs from the 2011 to 2016 model years. If you ... Read More
Jeep, Ram Diesel Emissions Scandal: What Owners Need to Know

By Kelsey Mays on January 23, 2019

The EPA and Department of Justice this month announced a settlement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that amounts to some $800 million in civil fines, recall repairs and environmental remediation, an... Read More
Emissions Testing 101: What You Need to Know

By Kelsey Mays on October 1, 2018

CARS.COM — For millions of Americans, emissions tests are a familiar piece of vehicle ownership. For others, moving to a new city or buying a new car can introduce this type of inspection for the f... Read More
VW Diesel Settlement Likely to be Approved, Judge Says

By Fred Meier on July 10, 2018

CARS.COM — The federal district court judge overseeing the Volkswagen diesel scandal said today that he will rule “on or before next Tuesday” on final approval for the proposed settleme... Read More
How Often Should I Replace My Catalytic Converter?

By Rick Popely on February 21, 2018

CARS.COM — How often should a catalytic converter be replaced? Here are some tips. The catalytic converter, which converts harmful emissions into harmless gas, often lasts 10 years or longer and sh... Read More
Hyundai Unveils Nexo Fuel-Cell SUV With New Driver Aids at CES

By Fred Meier on January 8, 2018

CARS.COM — Hyundai today unveiled what it calls the “technology flagship” of its green-car portfolio, a dedicated hydrogen fuel-cell SUV named Nexo, at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Sho... Read More
Video: Clearing the Air on Smog Testing

By Kelsey Mays on October 19, 2017

CARS.COM — For millions of Americans, regular emissions tests — sometimes called smog tests — are part of vehicle ownership. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have at least one county ... Read More
Mercedes-Benz Gives Up on 2017 Diesels

By Fred Meier on July 31, 2017

CARS.COM — Mercedes-Benz has ended its efforts to get its planned 2017 diesel models approved for sale in the U.S. Related: EPA Alleges FCA Broke the Law on Diesel Emissions A U.S. spokesman to... Read More