News About VW Problems, Recalls, and Lawsuits

  1. 2018

    1. May

    2. January

  2. 2017

    1. December

      • 58 of VW’s 2018 Atlas SUVs have been recalled before the calendar even flipped over to the new year.

        VW says the tanks were built with walls that aren’t think enough, so the tanks will n...

    2. June

    3. May

    4. April

    5. March

      • 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...

      • 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 ...

      • 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...

    6. February

      • It’s been a bad week for 2017 Volkswagens. First there was a tiny recall for seized up engines in the 2017 Jetta. Now the 2017 Passat is being recalled to replace leaking brake lines.

        “E...

      • Whenever a recall is announced, there’s good reason to hold your breath. Especially when you hear Volkswagen is recalling the 2017 Jetta because its 1.4-liter engine can seize up. Well, breath e...

      • Volkswagen has released a settlement update for 83,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles with TDI engines. And methinks most owners are going to be Scrooge McDuck levels of happy.

        January

        • For the love of everything, is there an airbag out there that’s not trying to kill us these days?

          We all know about Takata – the airbag supplier which made moisture-sensitive, death trap...

        • VW’s compliance chief is leaving her job at the end of the month, according to Reuters. Well, that didn’t take long.

          The role was setup to bring integrity to the board during the height ...

        • So when did Martin Winterkorn, the former CEO of Volkswagen, first learn about the whole diesel-emissions cheat? He can’t remember, just that it was no earlier than what VW has already admitted ...

        • Volkswagen has plead guilty and agreed to pay $4.3 billion in civil and criminal penalties for their part in selling “clean diesels” that were actually quite dirty.

          “VW is charged with p...

        • Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt was visiting Florida, so the feds decided to pay him a visit. They even brought him a shiny pair of bracelets as a gift.

          “Schmidt, 48, is a resident o...

        • There’s been a lot of talk about diesel buyouts and fixes lately. But one group that’s been left out was what VW calls “Generation 3” diesel vehicles from the 2015 model year. But after 16 month...

        • Volkswagen has a BS problem. Wait … I mean an ABS problem.

          “Volkswagen engineers found a fault inside the anti-lock brake system control module that can cause the module to fail whenever...

  3. 2016

    1. December

      • VW’s diesel buyback program had some vague language about what condition the car had to be in to stay eligible. Basically, it had to be “operable.” Does it run? Does it roll? Then you’re good to...

      • Volkswagen has agreed on a settlement for about 83,000 3-liter, V6 TDI owners in the United States. From CarComplaints.com:

        “Under the proposed 3-liter diesel agreement, Volkswagen will ...

      • Our neighbors to the north tend to be a patient bunch, but you have to imagine Canadian VW diesel owners were starting to wonder when their settlement offer would come. Well, good news.

        ...

      • We all know Volkswagen is in plenty of hot water for their diesel emissions. Well, the FTC is turning up the heat according to CarComplaints.com:

        “In its motion filed in a federal distri...

    2. November

      • A judge has denied Volkswagen’s motion to dismiss a regenerative braking lawsuit for Jetta Hybrid owners. Turns out VW can’t stop their cars or litigation – zing!

        “Plaintiff Peter Bryan ...

    3. October

      • It’s been well over a month since Volkswagen’s historic $14.7 billon dollar diesel settlement which includes the option for owners to sell their cheatin’ cars back to VW. So how are things going...

    4. August

      • Owners of Volkswagen and Audi vehicles have [filed a lawsuit][1] claiming there’s a defect in the timing chain tensioner system that allows the chain to “jump a tooth” in the camshaft. Once that...

      • As part of a historic $15 billion settlement, Volkswagen will be offering substantial compensation to diesel owners affected by the emissions scandal. In addition to those payments, owners will ...

      • A German newspaper says Volkswagen has been cheating again. This time using unapproved software on its 3-liter diesels. Oh, wunderbar.

        “The programs are allegedly used to shut off nitrog...

      • Car sales reps — can’t trust ‘em, cant load them into a rocket and fire it towards the sun.

        Listen, everyone knows to be skeptical of anything a sales rep tells you, whether they’re pitc...

    5. July

      • Volkswagen just can’t seem to catch a break. Well, unless you count their child door locks. Those are breaking all over the place.

        Simple vibrations are disengaging the rear door child l...

      • Hey emission-wagön owners, VW has setup a special website just for you. From CarComplaints.com

        “Volkswagen says owners will eventually be able to learn more about the settlement terms an...

      • Natural gas explosions are nothing to sneeze at. Especially if sneezing is what prompts the explosion.

        “About 6,000 Volkswagen Touran vehicles are recalled worldwide to replace gas tanks...

    6. June

    7. May

    8. April

    9. March

      • A missing c-clip in some 2011-2016 VW Touaregs and Porsche Cayenne SUVs could allow for some brake pedal mayhem:

        “The missing clip can cause the pivot pin to move and the brake pedal to ...

      • VW says about 5,500 e-Golf cars can suddenly shut down while driving. How e-Xciting.

        “The automaker says the diagnostics for the high-voltage battery management system is too sensitive a...

    10. February

      • Your vehicle might be involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.

        Volkswagen is recalling 850,000 VW and Audi vehicles with Takata inflators.

      • Volkswagen is recalling 825 Touareg Hybrid SUVs with batteries that can get wet and catch on fire:

        “VW determined water could enter without the rear hatch open because the sunroof drains...

      • Your vehicle might be involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.

        Volkswagen is recalling 734 VW Tiguans and Audi Q5s with Takata airbag inflators.

  4. 2015

    1. October

      • “Speaking before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, VW CEO Michael Horn said U.S. vehicles wouldn’t start being fixed until 2016 and it will take many years to repair all ...

      • Want to sue Volkswagen for cheating on emissions? Get in line.

        “At least 70 Volkswagen lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. alone, with the latest VW emissions lawsuit coming from … Harr...

    2. September

    3. August

    4. July

      • Remember the good ole days? Baseball on the radio, lemonade at Grandma’s house and cars that could make it to their first oil change before getting recalled?

        These days it feels like eve...

    5. June

      • The 2015 Tiguan could have been recalled for a curved door frame that’s been known to cut open the driver’s leg when they exit the vehicle, but instead VW is recalling the SUV for some stickers....

    6. April

      • Federal investigators couldn’t figure out why perfectly good fuel pumps were failing in some Volkswagen (and Audi) vehicles. The investigation lasted 4 years and had VW’s full cooperation.

        ...
    7. March

      • Federal investigators are wondering if an issue in the steering column could stop the driver’s side airbag from deploying in an accident for 30,000 VWs. That type of problem turns das aüto into ...

    8. February

      • Manufacturers can sometimes drag their feet when it comes to issuing recalls. But whenever there’s reports of fuel leaking out of cars they start to move like someone lit a fire under their butt...

  5. 2014

    1. November

      • Ignition coils produce a high-voltage current that fires the spark plugs. If a coil fails, like in the case of many VW engines, the spark plug won’t fire and the engine will lose power.

        ...

    2. August

      • VW is pulling back 151,000 Tiguans for gas bubble problems. My wife is wondering if they can include me in the recall as well.

        VW says it’s possible for gas bubbles to form in the fuel s...

      • While you might have nightmares about falling or being chased by zombies, automakers are having nightmares about defective ignition switches. It started with GM’s well-publicized ignition issues...

    3. April

      • Turns out VW had a good reason for issuing a stop sale on some 2014 models last week: they were catching on fire. The manufacturer recognized a potential safety defect, stopped selling cars, fou...

      • Low-beam bulbs in the 2012-13 Passat can come loose from its connection, which means lights out for owners. To fix the issue, VW is recalling any Passat manufactured between January, 2011 and No...

    4. March

      • Volkswagen is recalling over 150,000 Passats because closing the hood is disabling the low-beam headlights. VW says the problem could be avoided by dropping the hood gently and not from any noti...