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Volkswagen Diesel Recall Information

What You Need To Know About the VW Diesel Emissions Investigation


Volkswagen has skirted federal emissions requirements in its diesel vehicles since 2009 by using software that circumvents emissions equipment for certain air pollutants.

The EPA says an investigation shows that the VW emissions-control software in the 2009-'15 Audi A3, Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Jetta, and the 2014-'15 Volkswagen Passat violates U.S. clean air rules by using a so-called "defeat device."

On June 28, 2016, the EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice. announced a settlement for affected Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI consumers.

FAQ: Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Settlement
What You Need To Know About Buybacks and Compensation
This FAQ presents some of the most important questions and answers that owners of VW and Audi vehicles may have about the settlement. It will be updated as more details become available. If you have a question that's not addressed here, let us know in the comments.  6/29/16

Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-Liter TDI Diesel Emissions Settlement Announced
Owners and lessees of approximately 475,000 2009-'15 Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel vehicles fitted with defeat-device software to bypass U.S. emissions standards will receive substantial compensation through buybacks and lease terminations, along with cash payments, according to a $14.7-billion settlement announced today by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice. 6/28/16

Deal Reached in Volkswagen Diesel-Emissions Scandal
A deal has been reached in principle between Volkswagen and the U.S. Justice Department in the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, but neither side is providing specifics for affected owners at this point. 4/21/16

Volkswagen's Plan To Fix 3.0-Liter Diesel Vehicles Sent to Regulators
A plan to fix VolkswagenAudi and Porsche vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines that skirt U.S. pollution rules with illegal emissions software was submitted on Tuesday to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency. 2/3/16

Volkswagen Diesel-Emissions Recall Plan Rejected by California Air Resources Board
Owners of Volkswagen diesel vehicles are still in a holding pattern as thevCalifornia Air Resources Board rejected the automaker's plan to repair 2.0-liter diesel cars fitted with illegal software that allows them to bypass U.S. pollution regulations. 1/14/16

No Solution Yet in Volkswagen Diesel-Emissions Scandal, EPA Says
No agreement was reached on a solution to the ongoing Volkswagen diesel-emissions crisis during a Wednesday meeting with Volkswagen and the Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA said. 1/14/16

2009-'16 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Added to Volkswagen Diesel-Emissions Compensation Program
Volkswagen Group of America expanded its diesel-emissions compensation program on Monday to owners of the 2009-'16 Volkswagen Touareg TDI SUV powered by the automaker's 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. The move is designed to appease disgruntled consumers who are still waiting for a recall fix. 1/12/16

Volkswagen Sued by U.S. Justice Department in Diesel-Emissions Scandal
The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit on Monday against Volkswagen AG over the diesel-emissions scandal, as consumers continue to wait for a recall repair for vehicles fitted with so-called "defeat devices." 1/5/16

Volkswagen Sets Up Claims-Resolution Process in Diesel-Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen of America took a major step toward handling consumer claims resulting from its diesel-emissions scandal on Thursday by hiring a well-known victim-compensation expert. 12/18/15

Volkswagen's November Sales Tumble in Wake of Diesel-Emissions Crisis
Volkswagen of America reported a steep sales decline of 24.7 percent in November, as the German automaker began to feel the repercussions of its diesel-emissions scandal. 12/1/15

Audi To Revise Emissions-Control Software; Extends Stop-Sale on 3.0-Liter Diesel Models
Audi AG will revise emissions-control software on Volkswagen Group vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines in the U.S. to comply with clean air laws, the automaker said late Monday. It will also extend its U.S. stop-sale on new VW, Audi and Porsche models with 3.0-liter V6 TDI diesel engines "until further notice." 11/24/15

Volkswagen Submits Proposal for Diesel-Emissions Fix Amid Calls for Vehicle Buybacks
Volkswagen submitted an initial proposal to the EPA and California air regulators for potential remedies in its diesel-emissions scandal on Friday, but the details are not being disclosed to the public, the automaker told Edmunds. 11/23/15

Volkswagen Up Against Deadline in Diesel-Emissions Scandal
There is "no ETA on remedies" in the Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal, a Volkswagen spokeswoman told Edmunds on Thursday, despite a Friday deadline to submit draft plans for fixes to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). 11/20/15

Audi Offers Goodwill Package to A3 2.0-Liter Diesel Owners
Audi of America is offering owners of 2010-'13 Audi A3 2.0-liter TDI diesel models affected by the diesel-emissions cheating scandal a $1,000 "Goodwill Package" designed to regain their trust as it works on a remedy for the cars. 11/16/15

Volkswagen Rolls Out Goodwill Package for Disgruntled Diesel Owners
Volkswagen Group of America is offering owners of 2.0-liter diesel vehicles affected by the diesel-emissions cheating scandal a $1,000 "Goodwill Package" as it continues to work on a remedy for the cars. 11/10/15

Volkswagen and Audi Issue Stop-Sale Orders on 2013-'16 Diesel Vehicles
Volkswagen Group of America and Audi of America on Wednesday told Edmunds they will stop the sale of certain diesel vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter six-cylinder engines in the U.S. and Canada in the wake of the growing diesel-emissions scandal. 11/4/15

2014-'16 Porsche Cayenne Diesel Under Stop-Sale Order in Wake of Emissions Scandal
Porsche Cars North America on Tuesday said it will stop sales of 2014-'16 Porsche Cayenne Diesel SUVs until further notice, following an EPA announcement that some Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi models with 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engines are equipped with defeat devices to skirt U.S. clean-air standards. 11/4/15

Volkswagen Turns in Small Sales Gain in Wake of Diesel-Emissions Scandal
Car shoppers received a note of gratitude from Volkswagen of America on Tuesday as the beleaguered German automaker posted a small October sales gain in the first full month following its diesel-emissions scandal. 11/3/15

Lawmakers Demand Accountability From Volkswagen as Diesel-Emissions Scandal Grows
U.S. lawmakers castigated Volkswagen on Monday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is expanding its investigation of the German automaker's diesel-emissions scandal to include additional Porsche, VW and Audi models with 3.0-liter six-cylinder engines. 11/3/15

Volkswagen's Diesel-Emissions Scandal Widens To Include 2015 Porsche Cayenne, 2016 Audi A6
The Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal grew on Monday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that some 2014-'16 VolkswagenAudi and Porsche vehicles with 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engines also contain illegal "defeat devices" designed to skirt U.S. clean-air standards. 11/2/15

Volkswagen's Diesel-Emissions Scandal Linked to Premature Deaths
Volkswagen's diesel-emissions scandal will contribute to about 60 premature deaths in the U.S. due to excess pollution, according to a new study by MIT and Harvard. 11/2/15

Volkswagen's October Sales May Be Marred by Diesel-Emissions Crisis
Edmunds.com is projecting that Volkswagen sales will remain flat from October 2014, as the German automaker struggles to regain traction with car shoppers as the diesel-emissions crisis drags on. 10/23/15

Consumer Lawsuits Against Volkswagen Mushroom Following Diesel-Emissions Scandal
There have been more than 300 consumer lawsuits brought against Volkswagen in the U.S. over its diesel-emissions scandal, according to a new tally by The National Law Journal10/22/15

Volkswagen Diesel-Emissions Scandal To Become Fodder for Book, Movie
As Volkswagen continues to deal with its ongoing diesel emissions scandal, the story is becoming fodder for an upcoming book, which has already been optioned for a film by actor-producer Leonardo DiCaprio.10/14/15

Consumers Face Wait for 2016 Volkswagen Diesel Models
Car shoppers probably won't be able to get their hands on 2016 Volkswagen cars with 2.0-liter diesel engines until early next year, another bit of fallout from the ongoing VW diesel-emissions scandal10/9/15

Pop Culture Weighs in on Volkswagen Diesel-Emissions Crisis
Even though the Volkswagen diesel-emissions crisis has serious implications for the company, the auto industry, consumers and government, various pop-culture wags have still managed to wring a little humor out of the situation. 10/9/15

Volkswagen's Use of Tax Credits in Diesel-Emissions Scandal Probed by Senate Panel
Volkswagen's use of about $50 million in federal tax credits for diesel vehicles is under investigation by the Senate Finance Committee.10/8/15

No Quick Fix in Volkswagen Diesel-Emissions Recall, U.S. CEO Tells Lawmakers
The majority of U.S. vehicles involved in the Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal will require both a hardware and software fix, a complex solution that may take as much as five to 10 hours per car and one to two years to repair all cars, Volkswagen's U.S. CEO told a House panel in sworn testimony. 10/8/15

Volkswagen Offers $2,000 Customer Loyalty Incentive To Retain Buyers
Volkswagen of America is offering a $2,000 customer loyalty incentive this month to keep buyers in the fold in the wake of a diesel-emissions cheating scandal10/6/15

Volkswagen's Top U.S. Executive To Face Lawmakers This Week
Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn and the Environmental Protection Agency are scheduled to testify before a Congressional oversight panel onOctober 8, as American consumers are still waiting for a formal recall of 482,000 Volkswagen vehicles included in the cheating scandal on diesel-emissions tests.10/5/15

Volkswagen Sales Rocky Amid Emissions Scandal
As most major automakers enjoyed a double-digit surge in U.S. sales last month,Volkswagen, embroiled in a diesel emissions scandal, managed to eke out a modest 0.56 percent increase over September 2014. 10/2/15

House Demands Documents Linked to Volkswagen's "Dirty Little Secret"
The bipartisan U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee told Volkswagen it wants to see documents and a detailed timeline about its diesel-emissions cheating scandal by October 13. 9/30/15

Tentative Timeline for Volkswagen Diesel Recall Laid Out by EPA
While emphasizing that it has not yet ordered a recall in the Volkswagen diesel-emissions cheating scandal, the EPA on Friday gave consumers a better idea of what to expect in terms of a recall timeline. 9/25/15

EPA Looking for Emissions-Cheating Devices in All Diesel Vehicles
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday put all automakers on notice that it is beefing up its testing procedures to look for emissions-cheating devices in all diesel vehicles9/25/15

How the Volkswagen Diesel Scandal Will Affect Your TDI's MPG Rating
Wondering how the diesel emissions scandal will affect fuel economy ratings for Volkswagen TDI cars? Edmunds has some answers. 9/24/15

What Volkswagen TDI Owners Should Do Now
Now that Volkswagen has admitted to manipulating the emissions of its 2.0-liter diesel engines in several models since 2009, affected owners have been left wondering what to do now. 9/24/15

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Our Long-Term MPG Results May Shed Light on Future Emissions Recall Expectations
Our long-term MPG tests of a 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI diesel and itsgasoline counterpart may shed light on how any future recall fix may affect performance. 9/24/15

Volkswagen CEO Resigns in Wake of Diesel Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned on Wednesday in the wake of a diesel-emissions cheating scandal involving 11 million Volkswagen vehicles worldwide, saying, "Volkswagen needs a fresh start in terms of personnel." 9/23/15

Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Crisis Erodes Public Trust, Officials Say
The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal illustrates a failed or lax regulatory system in the U.S. and erodes the trust of U.S. consumers, according to speeches on Tuesday by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and Mark Rosekind, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 9/23/15

Volkswagen's Diesel Emissions Crisis Now Includes 11 Million Vehicles Worldwide
About 11 million Volkswagen vehicles worldwide are now included in the German automaker's diesel emissions crisis, Volkswagen AG announced today. 9/22/15

Volkswagen Stops Sale of 2015 Diesel Vehicles After EPA Says Emissions Laws Were Violated
Volkswagen of America on Saturday told its U.S. dealers to stop sales of some remaining 2015 diesel vehicles, including the 2015 Volkswagen Golf and Jetta 2.0L TDI models, after the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board said the automaker sold cars that violated U.S. emissions laws. 9/21/15

 

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