Stories tagged: volkswagen
Mon., July 9, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal.
Fri., April 13, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
Volkswagen’s new CEO said Friday that the automaker must “significantly step up the pace” as it pushes into electric and self-driving vehicle technologies and shakes up its culture in the …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Hyundai and Volkswagen each say they’re partnering with a U.S. autonomous vehicle tech firm led by former executives from Google, Tesla and Uber.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Volkswagen senior manager to seven years in prison for covering up a scheme to evade pollution limits on U.S. diesel vehicles, calling it an …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
A state agency wants to take some $113 million Washington will receive from Volkswagen for dirty diesel engines and use it to boost the use of vehicles that produce less …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
Volkswagen plans to offer two new U.S. models every year for the foreseeable future and double the length of its warranties as it tries to attract new customers and recover …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Volkswagen is rolling out its plan for reselling most of the cars involved in the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Volkswagen is recalling almost 281,000 CC and Passat sedans and wagons in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause the cars to suddenly stall.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
U.S. prosecutors will seek a three-year prison sentence on Friday for a Volkswagen engineer who had a key role in the company’s diesel emissions scandal.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Workers at Volkswagen’s Slovak unit began an indefinite strike over wages, underscoring the risk of a skilled-labor shortage materializing in a key European Union manufacturing hub as unemployment plumbs record …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Former U.S. deputy attorney general Larry Thompson, who must certify the policies and practices Volkswagen is putting in place to ensure compliance with anti-fraud and environmental laws, said his “initial …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
A judge on Thursday refused to set a bond and release a German Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the company’s U.S. emissions scandal while on vacation in Florida.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
Volkswagen is bracing for another blow from the U.S. government. After agreeing to spend more than $23 billion to clean up its diesel-cheating scandal, the German auto giant risks staying …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
Prosecutors in Germany said Friday they are expanding their probe into Volkswagen’s scandal over diesel cars that cheated on emissions tests, increasing the number of suspects and saying they have …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Volkswagen’s efforts to do right by owners who unknowingly purchased cars and SUVs that cheat on emissions tests have run into some speed bumps.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Volkswagen took a major step toward resolving one of the darkest chapters in its history Wednesday, pleading guilty to an emissions-cheating scandal and agreeing to pay $4.3 billion in criminal …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
German automaker Volkswagen AG said Tuesday that it was in “advanced talks” with United States authorities over a proposed settlement in its diesel emissions scandal under which the company would …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests. And now stands a decent chance to pass Toyota for the title …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 7:09 a.m.
The Volkswagen executive who once was in charge of complying with U.S. emissions regulations has been arrested in connection with the company’s emissions-cheating scandal, a person briefed on the matter …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle emissions.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Volkswagen is going on the offensive in North America, challenging the likes of General Motors and Ford with a wave of new sport utility vehicles and battery-powered cars.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
Volkswagen has reached an agreement with U.S. environmental regulators to fix or buy back around 80,000 Audi, VW and Porsche vehicles with tainted 3-liter diesel engines, nearing a resolution on …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Allegations of cheating pollution standards have reached U.S. automakers as Chrysler was sued by consumers who said engines in some Dodge trucks were rigged to hide that emissions were as …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:19 p.m.
Volkswagen has made substantial progress toward reaching a settlement for the remaining 80,000 diesel-cheating cars polluting U.S. roads, a federal judge said.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
Volkswagen’s personnel chief has been quoted as telling a German newspaper that the transition to electric cars will ultimately cost a “five-digit number” of jobs at the company.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Buick, the 117-year-old General Motors brand seeking to shake its geriatric image, became the first from the U.S. to crack the top three in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings, trailing only …