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2012 Volkswagen Software Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on February 12, 2016


CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2012 Volkswagen Golf 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen All equipped with 2.0-liter diesel engine. The problem: Vehicles may display a lit Check Engine light due to a glitch in the engine… Read More

2012 Volkswagen Software Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on February 12, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2012 Volkswagen Golf 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen All equipped with 2.0-liter diesel engine. The problem: Vehicles may display a lit Check Engine light due to a glitch in the engine… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall: Volkswagen and Audi Recall 850,000 Cars

By Matt Schmitz on February 10, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen Group today announced that it is recalling about 850,000 cars equipped with potentially defective airbag inflators manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp. This latest action is part of a considerable expansion in January of the massive ongoing recall… Read More

Can You Still Get Deep Discounts on Volkswagens?

By Kelsey Mays on January 19, 2016

CARS.COM — While Volkswagen's current advertised incentives may seem modest in the wake of the automaker's diesel scandal, the discounts you could find at its dealerships could be significantly more. It's no secret that Volkswagen cranked up the incentives on… 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

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Review

By Mike Hanley on December 9, 2015

You'll grin as the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R's turbocharged engine responds with each stomp of the gas pedal, but a lack of driver involvement diminishes the fun, making this car's hefty premium over the exceptional Golf GTI hard to stomach.… Read More

Used VW Diesel Prices Continue to Decline

By Mike Hanley on December 3, 2015

CARS.COM — Volkswagen rolled out a program that offers cash, dealership credit and extended roadside service to owners of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel cars with non-compliant emissions systems in November. It was a thoughtful gesture, but perhaps a bittersweet one… Read More

2015 Los Angeles Auto Show What You Missed: Day Two

By Matt Schmitz on November 19, 2015

Welp, another Los Angeles Auto Show media preview has come and gone — or gone In-N-Out, to put it in Southern California fast-food terms. But as the show's press event comes to a close, you can still Double-Double up on… Read More

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept Photo Gallery

By Matt Schmitz on November 19, 2015

One of our reviewers summed it up best when he described the Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept, which debuted at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, as "a 395-horsepower take on what a hybrid racecar Golf of the future would… 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

Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Volkswagen Sedans, Hatchbacks, Convertibles and Wagons

By Matt Schmitz on November 4, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 92,000 model-year 2015-16 Volkswagen Jetta sedans, Beetle hatchbacks, Beetle convertibles, Passat sedans, Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks, and Golf SportWagen wagons The Problem: The camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in… Read More