Volkswagen News in 2017

  1. 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...