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VW’s comeback faces roadblock from Trump tax on Mexican Beetles

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 …


German prosecutors widen Volkswagen emissions probe

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

Slow fix: VW diesel owners complain of buyback delays

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.


VW pleads guilty, agrees to pay $4.3 billion to settle U.S. case

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 …


Volkswagen: Draft deal in scandal contains $4.3B in fines

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 …


What scandal? VW closing in on title as world’s top carmaker

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 …


Second VW employee arrested over emissions scheme

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 …


EU starts legal action against 4 states over VW emissions

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.


VW goes on offensive in crisis pushback, expanding SUV and E-car line

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.


Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal

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 …


VW said to reach U.S. deal to fix most tainted Audi diesels

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 …


Dodge truck owners accuse Chrysler of VW-like cheating

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 …


VW judge reports progress to get more diesel cheats off road

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.


VW sees electric car shift costing thousands of jobs

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.


Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal

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 …


Buick becomes first U.S. brand to crack Consumer Reports Top 3

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 …


Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty in US in emissions scandal

A longtime Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty in federal court to charges he helped design and implement a software system that helped the German automaker’s diesel engines defeat emissions tests.


Washington fines Volkswagen $176 million over emissions

Washington state regulators have fined Volkswagen $176 million, saying the automaker put people’s health at risk by releasing harmful air pollutants in its emissions-cheating scandal.


$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears first hurdle

A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners …


Volkswagen shares soar after buoyant earnings update

FRANKFURT, Germany – Volkswagen shares have soared after the German car giant revealed that its first-half earnings before charges related to its diesel-emissions scandal were “significantly higher” than market expectations. …


N.Y., Massachusetts, Maryland sue VW over emissions cheating

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York state, Massachusetts and Maryland are suing Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating, alleging that the German automakers defrauded customers and …


VW to pay Washington $26 million for deceptive marketing of cars

VW to pay Washington, other states for deceptive marketing of “clean diesel” vehicles.


Volkswagen settles for up to $15.3 billion in emissions-cheating cases

Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement …


Volkswagen reaches $14.7 billion emissions settlement, source says

Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming …


VW to pay near $10.2B to settle emissions claims, AP source says

Volkswagen will spend about $10.2 billion to settle an emissions cheating scandal in the U.S. that has turned into one of the largest cases of corporate deception in the nation’s …


Former Volkswagen CEO investigated over emissions scandal

German prosecutors are investigating former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and another unnamed executive over allegations they didn’t inform investors soon enough about the company’s scandal over cars rigged to cheat …


Volkswagen steers toward electric vehicles after emissions scandal

Volkswagen announces strategy dedicated to electric vehicles.


Auto sales show signs of flattening out after long run up

Last month, U.S. auto sales were expected to drop 7 percent to 1.5 million cars and trucks, according to car shopping site Kelley Blue Book.


Report: 4 companies selling new cars with Takata inflators

At least four automakers are selling new vehicles that have potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, according to a new Senate report.


Scandal-hit Volkswagen makes profit despite scandal

German automaker Volkswagen saw its net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year – but showed it can still make money even as it grapples …