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Recall Fatigue: The Dirty Secret Affecting Millions of Cars – Reference Mark – Motor Trend

Sunday, May 21, 2017

No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Illustration: Kevin Whipple Ponder this: One out of every six cars driven on American roads has an unrepaired safety recall. That’s about 63 million vehicles. So as you commute every morning, look around and try to figure out which nearby car has the wonky brakes or malfunctioning steer-by-wire system. It might even be yours, and you don’t even know it. Sure,…

Volkswagen diesels: ‘Get them while supplies last’ – Detroit Free Press

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Volkswagen logo on the engine of a diesel car in 2015(Photo: DAMIEN MEYER, AFP/Getty Images) Story Highlights 11,000 “new” 2015-model VW diesels now meet U.S. standards VW will not bring any more diesels to the US Chevrolet and Mazda have new diesels to meet demand VW’s emissions scandal cost the automaker billions Two years after cheating on emissions tests catapulted Volkswagen into a global crisis, the automaker is again selling cars…

Volkswagen diesels: ‘Get them while supplies last’ – Detroit Free Press

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Volkswagen logo on the engine of a diesel car in 2015(Photo: DAMIEN MEYER, AFP/Getty Images) Story Highlights 11,000 “new” 2015-model VW diesels now meet U.S. standards VW will not bring any more diesels to the US Chevrolet and Mazda have new diesels to meet demand VW’s emissions scandal cost the automaker billions Two years after cheating on emissions tests catapulted Volkswagen into a global crisis, the automaker is again selling cars…

Volkswagen has fix for more cars in cheating scandal – WIAT 42

Sunday, May 21, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. and California regulators approved a fix for more Volkswagen cars caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal, giving their owners an option to keep the vehicles instead of having the automaker buy them back, regulators announced Friday. The modification to bring the vehicles into compliance with U.S. emissions standards applies to about 84,000 Passats with automatic transmission from model years 2012 to 2014, according…

VW aims for youth appeal with fleet of SoWo show cars – CNET

Friday, May 19, 2017

Every year, Volkswagen enthusiasts from across the US convene in Georgia for the Southern Wörthersee festival, which celebrates vehicles across the Volkswagen Group lineup. This year, VW’s bringing some pretty gnarly show cars to remind the youth that new cars can be just as fun to modify as old ones. Encompassing five different models, Volkswagen’s show concepts are meant to represent the “diverse interests” of Volkswagen enthusiasts. And considering how…

7 electric cars coming to market by 2020 that you can actually afford – Business Insider

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Volvo A slew of long-range, electric cars are expected to hit the market by 2020. Several of these electric vehicles will be made by luxury automakers and will likely cost upwards of $50,000. But there are also several automakers working on EVs with a range of 200-plus miles that will likely have a friendlier price tag. Here’s a breakdown of the long-range electric cars coming to market in the next…

CubaNostalgia to feature classic American cars known on the island as ‘almendrones’ – Miami Herald

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Those classic old American cars that delight tourists in Cuba and appear in so many photos of Havana will be the theme of this year’s 19th edition of CubaNostalgia. But the cars that will be on exhibit aren’t from the island; they are from collectors in South Florida. The traditional event, which marks Cuba’s birth as a nation on May 20, will be held at the Miami-Dade Fair Expo May…

Volkswagen CEO named in criminal probe – MarketWatch

Thursday, May 18, 2017

BERLIN — German prosecutors are investigating whether Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Matthias Müller and other key board members and executives at the company’s biggest shareholder adequately disclosed financial liabilities related to the car maker’s emissions-cheating scandal. The move is the first time Mr. Müller has been named in a criminal probe tied to the U.S. determination that Volkswagen had used “cheat devices” in its diesel-engine cars. Mr. Müller has presided…

US preparing to sue Fiat Chrysler over excess diesel emissions – Reuters

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NEW YORK The U.S. Justice Department plans to file a civil lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) over excess diesel emissions as early as this week if no agreement is reached with the Italian-American automaker, two sources briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in January accused FCA of illegally using undisclosed software to allow excess diesel emissions in about 104,000 cars and SUVs,…

VW emissions: bosses face investigation over claims they misled investors – The Guardian

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Volkswagen chief executive and his predecessor are facing an investigation by German authorities into whether they misled investors by not releasing information about the company’s cheating on diesel emissions tests soon enough. Prosecutors in Stuttgart yesterday formally launched their case against Matthias Müller and his predecessor Martin Winterkorn, who resigned as VW chief executive when the diesel emissions scandal broke in September 2015. The investigation relates to their role…

Consumer advocates urge investigation of mystery BMW fires – ABC News

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Officials from two leading auto safety organizations are calling for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency tasked with investigating potential defects, to investigate a series of fires in parked BMWs following an ABC News report last week. Meanwhile, several new consumer complaints from BMW owners reporting similar incidents have appeared in NHTSA’s database and on BMW owners’ blogs in the past several days. Calling the 43…

Dieselgate isn’t over: Volkswagen’s CEO is now under investigation – CNNMoney

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

German prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller kept investors in the dark about the automaker’s massive diesel emissions scandal. The Stuttgart prosecutor confirmed Wednesday that it was investigating Müller on suspicion of market manipulation following a complaint from the German financial regulator, Bafin. Volkswagen (VLKAF) chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch and former CEO Martin Winterkorn are also under also investigation. Müller was head of Porsche when…

EU launches legal action against Italy over Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions – The Guardian

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The EU has launched legal action against Italy over claims it overlooked attempts by Fiat Chrysler to cheat on diesel emission tests. Italy has become the latest member state to be accused by the European commission – the EU’s executive body – of ignoring the installation of so-called defeat devices in cars, in a scandal that continues to reveal both the alleged illegal practices of major manufacturers and the weakness…

Dieselgate isn’t over: Volkswagen’s CEO is now under investigation – CNNMoney

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

German prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller kept investors in the dark about the automaker’s massive diesel emissions scandal. The Stuttgart prosecutor confirmed Wednesday that it was investigating Müller on suspicion of market manipulation following a complaint from the German financial regulator, Bafin. Volkswagen (VLKAF) chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch and former CEO Martin Winterkorn are also under also investigation. Müller was head of Porsche when…

Volvo Cars says new generation of diesel engines could be the last: CEO – Reuters

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BERLIN Swedish carmaker Volvo’s latest generation of diesel engines could be its last as the cost of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide is becoming too much, Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson was quoted as saying on Wednesday. “From today’s perspective, we will not develop any more new generation diesel engines,” Samuelsson told German’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview. However, a Volvo Cars spokesman said on Wednesday Samuelsson had been discussing…

Cleveland lawyer says Volkswagen concealed faulty timing chain systems – cleveland.com

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland lawyer has accused German automaker Volkswagen and its American distribution company of failing to correct manufacturing defects that have caused catastrophic engine failures in several models of its cars. Volkswagen has known for years that its engines were susceptible to timing chain failure, but it refused to tell customers about the problem or issue a recall, Deborah Michelson claims in a lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court….

EU starts legal action against Italy over Fiat Chrysler emissions – Reuters

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BRUSSELS/ROME The European Commission launched legal action against Italy on Wednesday for failing to respond to allegations of emission-test cheating by Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI), in a procedure that could lead to the country being taken to court. The Commission said Italy had failed to convince it that devices used to modulate emissions on Fiat Chrysler vehicles outside of narrow testing conditions were justified. “The Commission is now formally asking Italy…