Volkswagen Passat

VW Diesel Crisis: Timeline of Events

By Cars.com staff on Fri May 19 13:10:04 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — Researchers first raised concerns about Volkswagen diesel emissions in mid-2014, culminating in the disclosure of alleged "defeat devices" installed in nearly 600,000 Volkswagen diesel cars from the 2009-2016 model years. Below is a timeline of major events; we'll… Read More

VW Diesel Crisis: Timeline of Events

By Cars.com staff on Fri May 19 13:10:04 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Researchers first raised concerns about Volkswagen diesel emissions in mid-2014, culminating in the disclosure of alleged "defeat devices" installed in nearly 600,000 Volkswagen diesel cars from the 2009-2016 model years. Below is a timeline of major events; we'll… Read More

More VW Diesels Get Emissions Fix

By Kelsey Mays on Fri May 19 13:01:54 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — The Volkswagen Group has received regulatory approval to fix more than 84,000 cars with a batch of diesel four-cylinder engines involved in its ongoing diesel-emissions scandal. The EPA and California Air Resources Board have approved a fix for… Read More

2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat: Recall Alert

By Jennifer Geiger on Fri May 19 09:40:18 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 84,000 model-year 2012-14 Volkswagen Passat sedans equipped with diesel engines and Direct-Shift Gearbox dual-clutch automatic transmissions The Problem: The underbody heat shield may not be long enough to protect the right half-shaft grease boot from heat,… Read More

Buyers Show for Last New VW 2.0-Liter Diesels

By Fred Meier on Thu May 04 07:00:22 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Diesel may be dead to Volkswagen, but apparently it's not to diesel's fans. VW got EPA approval March 30 to fix and begin selling about 12,000 brand-new model-year 2015 2.0-liter diesel models that were stranded on dealer lots when… Read More

Which 2017 Cars Have Android Auto?

By Rick Popely on Tue May 02 12:36:45 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Forget about fuel economy, acceleration times or reliability. What many new-car shoppers want to know is if they'll be able to integrate their smartphone with a car's multimedia system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which allow operation of… Read More

Which 2017 Cars Have Apple CarPlay?

By Rick Popely on Tue May 02 10:50:35 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Forget about fuel economy, acceleration times or reliability. What many new-car shoppers want to know is if they'll be able to integrate their smartphone with a car's multimedia system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which allow operation of… Read More

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe With These Cars

By Matt Schmitz on Wed Apr 12 00:00:57 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Traffic fatalities in the U.S. are up an alarming 10 percent — the biggest jump in decades — and teens are 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a deadly crash than adults. If you're a parent shopping… Read More

VW Cleared to Sell 2015 Diesels After Fix

By Kelsey Mays on Thu Mar 30 09:57:11 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Diesel shoppers will soon be able to add certain Volkswagens back to their list, but only a select group of vehicles. The EPA has granted the automaker permission to sell new and used model-year 2015 diesel four-cylinder cars.… Read More

Tesla Will Repair Highway Hero's Model S

By Fred Meier on Fri Feb 17 13:29:58 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company will take care of repairs for a Model S driver who put his pricey car - and himself - in harm's way to save the life of a stricken driver, as well as… Read More

Recall Alert: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

By Matt Schmitz on Wed Feb 15 09:05:29 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,000 model-year 2017 Volkswagen Passat sedans The Problem: Brake fluid may leak slowly from some of the brake line connections, resulting in low brake-fluid levels, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the… Read More