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Recent Volkswagen News

Touareg Tongue Twister Recall

Volkswagen is recalling 21,000 SUVs because failing fuel filter flanges are causing fires. Yikes, and I thought Touareg was hard to say. From CarComplaints.com:

Investigators found that with time, oxidization can … allow the components to intrude into the fuel filter flange material under pressure from the inside. In addition to the pressure, tension can cause the formation of small cracks where the fuel will eventually leak.

Owners will either be given new fuel filter flanges or protective covers.

Volkswagen HQ Raided in Fraud Investigation

Volkswagen’s German headquarters have been raided by German authorities in an ongoing fraud investigation over the diesel emissions scandal. Audi’s HQ was also searched.

VW’s executives have had a …ahemhazy memory when it comes to details on when they first learned about the “defeat device” installed in their diesel cars. U.S. prosecutors think they knew about the emissions scheme for nearly a decade, and the raid was in search of evidence to prove it.

One executive has already been arrested, and five others indicted.

VW Guilty Plea Waiting on Settlement Approval

VW is a felon in the United States. The automotive giant plead guilty to 3 felonies related to their diesel emissions case, but that’s not the end of the story. As AutoNews.com reports, District Judge Sean Cox still wants more time to consider the settlement details:

[the] judge said at the end of an 70 minute hearing that he wanted more time to consider the settlement’s $4.3 billion in fines and other actions given the “serious nature” of the crimes.

VW agreed to pay $4.3 billion in civil and criminal fines, but is it enough? Personally, I’m holding out hope for executive jail cells where the air is partially filtered through the tailpipe of a “clean diesel” VW TDI.

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