Volkswagen News

Russian Court Orders Volkswagen Pay $193M in Damages to Carmaker

A Russian court has ordered Volkswagen to pay 16.9 billion roubles ($193 million) in damages to Russian carmaker GAZ Group, which had sued the German automaker over lost profits after Volkswagen exited the Russian market. In May 2023, Volkswagen finalized …

Volkswagen Recalling 307K Vehicles Over Air Bag Sensor Wiring

Volkswagen said on Wednesday it was recalling over 307,000 vehicles in North America due to a potential wiring fault that may deactivate front passenger air bags when the seat is occupied. The recall covers 271,000 2021-2024 model year Atlas and …

Volkswagen Reaches $54M ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement With Italian Owners

Volkswagen and a group representing car owners in Italy have reached an agreement worth more than 50 million euros ($54 million) to end a legal battle over the “dieselgate” emissions scandal, they said on Wednesday. In the settlement, over 60,000 …

Bosch Agrees to Pay $25M to Settle California Diesel Emissions Probe

German auto supplier Bosch has agreed pay $25 million to resolve California’s probe into the company’s role in the diesel emissions scandals at Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler, the company and state said Monday. The settlement, which is subject to court …

Sudden Braking in 2 VW SUV Models Draws Regulatory Scrutiny

DETROIT (AP) — First came the beeping alarms and the dashboard lights warning that something had gone haywire. Then the driver’s side windows suddenly and mysteriously rolled down. Kendall Heiman’s Volkswagen SUV then pulled the scariest stunt of all: It …

Fire on Cargo Ship that Destroyed Volkswagen Cars Extinguished

The fire on the cargo ship Felicity Ace, which had burned for more than a week, is likely extinguished and the vessel is now being towed, according to the operator MOL Ship Management. The ship had been transporting thousands of …

Porsches, Lamborghinis Lost at Sea May Cost VW $155 Million

The cargo ship carrying about 4,000 Volkswagen AG vehicles that caught fire last week could cost the automaker at least $155 million, according to a risk-modeling company’s estimate. Of the roughly $438 million total value of goods aboard the Felicity …

VW to Pay $3.5 Million to Resolve Illinois Diesel Lawsuit

WASHINGTON –Volkswagen AG’s U.S. unit will pay $3.5 million to resolve a lawsuit by the state of Illinois against the German automaker for updates of emissions software arising from the 2015 diesel cheating scandal. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court …

German Auto Giants Place Their Bets on Hydrogen Cars

MUNICH — Battery power may be the frontrunner to become the car technology of the future, but don’t rule out the underdog hydrogen. That’s the view of some major automakers, including BMW and Audi, which are developing hydrogen fuel-cell passenger …

Volkswagen to Get $351M in Dieselgate Settlement With Former Execs

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen said on Wednesday it had agreed to settle claims against four former executives, including long-time CEO Martin Winterkorn, that will see the carmaker receive 288 million euros ($351 million) in compensation related to its emissions scandal. The …