Volkswagen News in 2016

  1. 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.

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      • 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

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    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.