Volkswagen's emissions scandal

The biggest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history was just approved. VW buybacks start soon

A federal judge has approved a $14.7-billion settlement in the Volkswagen emissions-cheating case. The deal gives about 475,000 owners of VWs and Audis with 2-liter diesel engines the opportunity ...

Volkswagen's $15-billion settlement over emissions cheating gets preliminary OK

A federal judge in San Francisco has granted preliminary approval to a $15-billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer ruled Tuesday on the

Volkswagen CEO knew of emissions trouble 10 years ago, prosecutor says

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 by selling

California rejects Volkswagen recall for 3-liter diesel cars

The California Air Resources Board is rejecting a Volkswagen plan to recall certain diesel passenger cars, calling the proposal incomplete and deficient.

Volkswagen settlement: What you need to know

Here's what consumers need to know about the Volkswagen settlement.

VW settles emissions-cheating cases for $14.7 billion and agrees to buy back cars

Volkswagen will spend $14.7 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement

Civil settlement in the VW scandal is just the start. It’s now time for criminal accountability

VW's willful acts to scam emissions tests demand accountability, including in the criminal courts.

Volkswagen's former CEO is being investigated over emissions scandal

German prosecutors are investigating former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and an unnamed executive over allegations they didn't inform investors soon enough about the company's scandal over cars

After emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen steers toward electric vehicles

The German automaker recently announced a new plan to help offset the effects from its emissions scandal.

Volkswagen announces an $11.3-million investment in California

Volkswagen has announced an $11.3-million investment in California as the automaker works to recover from its emissions cheating scandal.

Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement is on track, judge says

Volkswagen is scheduled to update a federal judge Tuesday on its ongoing settlement talks in its emissions cheating scandal after announcing a tentative deal last month for nearly half a million polluting vehicles in the U.S.

Volkswagen to take $18.2-billion hit on emissions scandal

Volkswagen said it is to take a $18.2-billion hit in its 2015 accounts related to a diesel-emissions scandal.

Why finding a fix for VW's cheating diesels is taking so long

It's been seven months since the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal broke and the affected cars still aren't fixed.

Owners of emissions-cheating Volkswagens can choose buybacks or repairs, judge says

Volkswagen has agreed to the ground rules of a plan to compensate drivers of nearly 500,000 diesel-engine vehicles that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

Volkswagen and U.S. government reach deal to pay owners of cheating diesels, source says

A source says Volkswagen has an agreement with the government to spend about $1 billion to compensate owners of of diesel cars that cheat on emissions tests.

FTC sues Volkswagen, alleging 'clean diesel' was false advertising

A federal consumer watchdog is suing Volkswagen, alleging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its "Clean Diesel" vehicles as environmentally friendly.

Judge gives Volkswagen one month to plan diesel-emissions fix

A federal judge Thursday gave Volkswagen and environmental regulators another month to devise a plan for fixing or removing nearly 600,000 diesel cars in the United States involved in Volkswagen¿s emissions-cheating scandal.

CalPERS and other big investors sue VW for $3.57 billion

Volkswagen Group's big institutional investors, including California's huge public pension fund, are suing the German automaker for $3.57 billion in damages over its handling of the emissions scandal, which has seen VW's stock price shrivel by a third.

Ex-worker says VW destroyed evidence after emissions-cheating accusations

Volkswagen deleted documents and obstructed justice after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused the automaker of cheating on emissions tests, a

California pension funds to sue VW over diesel scandal

The pension agency for California teachers said Friday it will sue Volkswagen in a German court, arguing the auto giant should pay investors for the losses it experienced since the revelation last year that VW cheated on emissions tests.

Volkswagen's top U.S. exec steps down amid emissions cheating scandal

Volkswagen's top U.S. executive is stepping down amid the company's ongoing emissions cheating scandal, the company announced Wednesday.

California regulators reject VW repair plan for diesel vehicles linked to scandal

The California Air Resources Board has rejected Volkswagen's proposed fix for diesel passenger vehicles outfitted with "defeat devices" that allow them to emit

U.S. government sues Volkswagen over cheating on emissions tests

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil complaint Monday against Volkswagen over its sale of vehicles that used software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests,

Lawsuits against VW to be consolidated in California

A judicial panel on Tuesday decided to consolidate hundreds of lawsuits against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal in California, a focal point of

South Korea says VW rigged emissions in 125,000 diesel vehicles

South Korea said Thursday that it has fined Volkswagen $12.3 million and ordered recalls of 125,522 diesel vehicles after the government found their emissions

VW emissions cheating scandal widens to more 6-cylinder diesels

Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automaker used software to cheat on

Does VW 'goodwill' payment clause prevent owners from suing?

Volkswagen is offering $500 in cash and $500 in VW dealer credit to owners of its diesel cars, a first step in compensating them in the wake of a global emissions-test cheating scandal.

Porsche caught up in scandal at VW

The widening Volkswagen emissions-test cheating scandal has enveloped a wide array of Porsche and Audi six-cylinder diesel vehicles as California and federal

Scandal puts dent in Volkswagen sales

A beleaguered employed deep discounts just to maintain flat sales in October -- while the industry boomed, with a double-digit surge over last year.

VW to EPA: We didn't do it -- this time

Responding to new Environmental Protection Agency charges, Volkswagen is denying it installed software to cheat U.S. emissions tests in six-cylinder diesels

Porsche pulled into VW emissions-cheating scandal with new EPA charges

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday levied additional charges against Volkswagen, pulling its subsidiary Porsche into the global emissions-cheating

Automakers struggle to bring affordable diesel cars to U.S. market

In hindsight, it's clear how Volkswagen, in the 2009 model year, seemed to have nailed the elusive formula for affordable, sporty diesel cars -- when none of

Volkswagen suffers loss, lowers forecast due to scandal

Volkswagen said it lost 1.67 billion euros ($1.83 billion) for the third quarter as it set aside 6.7 billion euros to pay for recalling and fixing cars that

Toyota shoves Volkswagen aside, takes global auto sales crown

Toyota Motor Corp. snatched the global auto sales lead back from Volkswagen Group in the third quarter.

Germany orders recall of 2.4 million VW cars with emissions-cheating software

Germany's transport authority has ordered a mandatory recall of all 2.4 million Volkswagen cars in the country fitted with software that gave them the ability

VW's North America business chief resigns just weeks after taking job

VW's North America business chief resigns just weeks after taking job

Lawsuit seeks Volkswagen buyback of emissions-cheating diesels in California

Lawsuit seeks to have Volkswagen repurchase the diesel cars with emissions-test rigging software sold to California drivers.

Beyond fixing cars, what will Volkswagen do for its customers?

Volkswagen's sales pitch captured exactly what Jonathan Lea wanted -- a sporty car that logged top fuel economy and was so green the federal government rewarded

VW admits to 'chain of mistakes' in emissions scandal: What you need to know

Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal has shaken the auto industry

Volkswagen reassures dealers: There will be 2016 diesels

Volkswagen, having withdrawn its application to sell diesel vehicles in the U.S. for the 2016 model year, is telling dealers that it hopes to put diesels back

Apologizing for emissions scandal, VW exec promises to 'make things right'

Volkswagen's U.S. chief apologized to lawmakers for the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, saying the the company was "determined to make things right" and

VW to angry owners: Want cash to buy another one?

Volkswagen, reeling from its ever-widening diesel emissions scandal, has quietly begun a campaign to persuade owners to stay with the brand.

Race is on to file suits against VW

Volkswagen's stunning admission that it rigged its diesel cars to pass emissions tests is setting up one of the largest, costliest legal cases in U.S. history.

Volkswagen, Audi sales increase despite emissions cheating scandal

September auto sales were so strong in the U.S. that even Volkswagen squeezed out a gain -- despite halting all sales of its diesel cars because of an emissions

VW emissions rigging will drive auto industry manufacturing costs higher

The Volkswagen emissions test-rigging scandal is going to cost all consumers and manufacturers as the industry is forced to spend more on pollution-control

VW and Audi give back Green Car of the Year awards

For the environmental black marks they've received, Volkswagen and Audi have been asked to give up the green.

VW diesel recall plan announced -- but not for U.S.

Volkswagen has designed a recall repair for the diesel vehicles involved in its global emissions cheating scandal -- but not for U.S. vehicles.

Duped VW owners wonder what their next move should be

Paul Mason works for Pacific Forest Trust, a San Francisco nonprofit group focusing on environmental protection. He is, by his own admission, a tree-hugging

Volkswagen dealers paralyzed by emissions scandal

Lost in the flurry of corporate malfeasance and consumer outrage over the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal is another victim -- the Volkswagen dealer.

Fix VW's polluting diesels, and fix the recall system too

Hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen diesel cars on the road in the United States with "defeat devices" are spewing 10 to 40 times the allowed amount of nitrogen

German prosecutors open probe of former VW boss

German prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation against former CEO Martin Winterkorn to establish what his role was in the emissions-rigging scandal that

Massive challenge ahead for Volkswagen's next CEO

As CEO resignations go, this one didn't come as much of a surprise.

What you need to know about the Volkswagen emissions-rigging scandal

Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal has shaken the auto industry on both sides of the Atlantic, displacing the company's chief executive and sparking

Embattled VW names Porsche leader Mueller as chief executive

Working to recover from a widespread cheating scheme to evade emissions regulations, Volkswagen named the top manager of its Porsche subsidiary as chief

VW cheating scandal prompts EPA to road-test all diesels

Working with regulators in California and Canada, the will retest the emissions from every type of diesel passenger car in the U.S..

Volkswagen diesel scandal threatens to ruin its credibility and value

The expanding Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal now includes 11 million vehicles worldwide and has severely damaged the giant automaker's credibility and

How important are those emissions tests that VW cheated on?

A lot of attention has been focused this week on Volkswagen and the scandal that it cheated on emissions tests its vehicles must pass to help combat air

CEO's resignation can't make up for VW's misdeeds

Saying he was "not aware of any wrongdoing on my part," Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned Wednesday, less than a week after U.S. environmental

Volkswagen emissions scandal expands to 11 million vehicles

The expanding Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal now includes 11 million vehicles worldwide, and threatens to destroy the credibility and market value of a

U.S. taxpayers duped into shelling out $51 million in green subsidies for 'clean' VW vehicles

The federal government paid out as much as $51 million in green car subsidies for Volkswagen diesel vehicles based on falsified pollution test results,

Will California DMV act to ensure drivers comply with VW recall?

The Environmental Protection Agency has accused of using a "defeat device" to trick emissions tests into thinking its four-cylinder VW and diesel cars are

VW cheated on U.S. pollution tests for 'clean diesels'

Volkswagen called them "clean diesels," branding them as the fun-to-drive alternatives to hybrids as it dominated the U.S. market for the engine technology.

VW shares plunge as emissions cheating threatens U.S. sales

Volkswagen shares tumbled almost 20% Monday, a day after the company's chief executive apologized for having "broken the trust" of its customers for evading

VW's 'ugly' emissions cheating scandal will damage diesel technology

The investigation into Volkswagen's alleged attempt to circumvent emissions standards on nearly half a million diesel vehicles could give a black eye to both

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI is a throwback to simpler times

Volkswagen should be able to sell more of these vehicles than it does.

VW's new Golf SportWagen diesel bucks conventional U.S. preferences

In a U.S. auto market dominated by gasoline-powered trucks, SUVs, crossovers and family sedans, Volkswagen is taking a contrarian stand by introducing a new

What kind of car is the most green, fuel efficient and budget friendly?

A decade ago, drivers who wanted to go green had little choice beyond Toyota's Prius hybrid.