Volkswagen TDI owners have just two days left to file claims

30 Aug
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado SpringsJust two more days remain for owners of Volkswagen-built vehicles equipped with a 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine to file claims with the automaker in order to receive a financial settlement. Almost 10 percent of TDI owners have not taken the automaker up on its offer to repair or buy back certain turbodiesel models that were not compliant with...

VW settles Dieselgate lawsuit before trial

27 Feb
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]Volkswagen AG last week reached an agreement with more than 300 diesel car owners just days before what was expected to be a high-profile trial over the automaker's excessive diesel emissions. Reuters reported that Volkswagen reached a settlement Friday with David Doar, a North Carolina man, and roughly 300 other owners who joined his lawsuit...

Volkswagen faces new round of Dieselgate lawsuits

5 Sep
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencapCourts in Europe have so far spared Volkswagen from steep compensation payments to owners of vehicles implicated in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, unlike in the United States. The carmaker is far from out of the proverbial woods, however, as a new wave of lawsuits will soon be filed, according to German consumer advocate myRight. With...

Audi engineer implicates top brass in Dieselgate coverup

24 Aug
2017 Audi SQ7 TDIIn the U.S., Volkswagen's Dieselgate drama has been largely resolved, but in Germany, the plot is thickening as a formal investigation uncovers more details about the company's wrongdoing. Most recently, a former Audi engineer has confessed that top Volkswagen officials knew about the company's emissions cheating scam long before it made headlines...

Porsche may stop making diesels (but Audi is doubling down)

21 Jul
Porsche Panamera DieselThe four horsemen of the Diesel Apocalypse are saddling up. The signs are everywhere: Studies show that diesel emissions are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year; Automakers and suppliers the world over are being sued for not complying with clean-air laws; and, Many countries are planning to outlaw diesels (as well as gas-powered...