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2013-2014 Volkswagen Idle Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 27, 2016


CARS.COM The problem: The engine may idle rough and stumble upon acceleration. This may be due to faulty engine control module software maladjusting the valve timing. Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2013 Volkswagen Beetle… Read More

2013-2014 Volkswagen Idle Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 27, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: The engine may idle rough and stumble upon acceleration. This may be due to faulty engine control module software maladjusting the valve timing. Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2013 Volkswagen Beetle… Read More

Volkswagen's $14.7 Billion Diesel Settlement Gets Preliminary OK

By Fred Meier on July 26, 2016

CARS.COM — A federal court gave preliminary approval today to the proposed agreement among Volkswagen Group, U.S. and California regulators, 44 states and attorneys for VW owners and lessees to settle claims regarding VW's use of an emissions "defeat device"… 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

Volkswagen Adds Rugged Alltrack, Nixes Jetta Hybrid for 2017

By Fred Meier on June 24, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen is dropping its only hybrid and adding a more rugged-looking, all-wheel-drive Alltrack version of its Golf wagon as it otherwise makes mostly minor tweaks to its lineup for 2017. Related: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Review Gone is the Jetta… Read More

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Review

By Jennifer Geiger on June 23, 2016

CARS.COM — I took the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle out for groceries and just kept driving; the cute little coupe's spunky engine and plucky road manners prompted giggles and smiles for miles. Find out more in my review.… Read More

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Video

By Jennifer Geiger on June 7, 2016

CARS.COM — If you Google "Dune Buggy," what will likely pop up is Volkswagen's charming, '60s-era roadster: the knobby-tired, fender-flared sand-crawler. While the 2016 Beetle Dune isn't that, VW is trying to evoke a little bit of nostalgia with the… Read More

Volkswagen Brightens Lineup With 2017 #PinkBeetle

By Jennifer Geiger on June 1, 2016

CARS.COM — For 2016, a pair of spectacularly colored new trims joined the Volkswagen Beetle lineup, but the Dune and Denim models pale in comparison to what's new for 2017: the limited-edition #PinkBeetle, apparently aimed at fans of both Instagram… Read More