Volkswagen emissions scandal News

VW Will Pay $1.2B or More to U.S. Big Diesel Owners

Volkswagen has agreed to pay at least $1.2 billion in buybacks and compensation to settle claims from U.S. owners of cars with larger diesel engines that the company rigged to cheat on emissions tests. And the German automaker could pay …

Volkswagen’s Diesel Emissions Settlement Will Cost $15B

Volkswagen AG’s settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. customers and government regulators over polluting diesel vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash, two sources briefed on the matter said on Monday. The settlement, to be announced on Tuesday in …

Toyota, GM Settlements Offer Glimpse Into Volkswagen Case

Hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and fines over unintended acceleration in Toyotas and faulty ignition switches in General Motors’ vehicles provide a glimpse of what consumers and the government might get from Volkswagen for cheating on diesel emissions, …

Ex-Worker Suit Alleges Volkswagen’s U.S. Unit Destroyed Evidence

Personnel at Volkswagen AG’s U.S. unit in Michigan destroyed evidence after the U.S. announced last year that the company had installed illegal devices on hundreds of thousands of vehicles to cheat emissions tests, a former employee said in a lawsuit. …

Volkswagen Resisted Takata Airbag Recall Initially

Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata airbags – telling safety regulators that a recall isn’t necessary. But the German automaker, already in hot water with the government for cheating on …

Ex-Politician, Lawyer John Edwards Vying for Lead Role in Volkswagen Suit

Among the more than 140 plaintiffs’ lawyers competing to lead private litigation against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal is former U.S. Senator and Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards, who was a trial lawyer in North Carolina before his …

Since Volkswagen Admitted Liability, Diesel Emissions Fraud Suits Will Likely Settle Early

Since the day it came out that Volkswagen AG cheated diesel-emissions tests, U.S. consumers have been suing and lawyers have been wrangling over where the cases will be heard. But for the cars’ owners and Volkswagen, that fight – the …

Takata Airbag Recalls May Widen to More U.S. Carmakers

The Takata Corp. airbag recall already affecting a dozen automakers in the U.S. may widen as the nation’s regulator heightens its scrutiny of the devices. Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG, Jaguar Land Rover and Tesla Motors Inc. are among carmakers still …

Volkswagen Halts Sale of 7 Models Connected to Emissions Scandal

The fallout from Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal intensified Wednesday, as investors bailed out and European regulators pressured VW to quickly disclose the findings of an internal investigation. In the U.S., the company halted sales of seven models that allegedly were part …

Volkswagen Agrees to Audit of Injury, Death Claims

Volkswagen AG, which reported death and injury claims at the lowest rate of any major automaker in the U.S. in the last decade, agreed to an independent audit of its compliance with a law requiring timely reporting of those claims. …