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Yes, you too can bring a little bit of the VW Diesel Scandal to your next Halloween party, thanks to this do-it-yourself costume from HalloweenCostumes.com.


Also, VW's Diesel Scandal Is Apparently An American Conspiracy

European automakers don't think their diesels will be able to hit upcoming EU standards, so they're asking for a break. Whether legislators go along with it remains to be seen.


The Fast Lane Car attempts to trick a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI into its emissions defeat mode over two dyno runs. It isn't clear cheat mode is actually active, but a power drop is detected from one run to the next.


Plus: Notes On Mazda's Sports Car, The Rock And Ford, And Tesla's Model X

We curate the week's events with a focus on Volkswagen's continuing diesel-emissions scandal. Plus, other news and notes from around the industry.


Weekly Recap For 10.2.15

Volkswagen sees its financial woes continue, and Tesla reveals the all electric Model X crossover. Autoblog's Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.


Performance Hits Likely

Volkswagen might need a separate fix for the two different NOx-reducing systems in its diesel engines with emissions-evading software, but both solutions could affect performance.


German prosecutors are stepping back from their initial investigation into Martin Winterkorn for alleged fraud in the emissions scandal. They say there's not yet enough evidence to focus on him in the case.


October Poised To Represent True Indicator Of Sales Loss

VW posted a small overall sales gain in the month of September, but that's because the full brunt of its diesel emissions scandal won't be felt until October.


Volkswagen's stock is being removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices because of the automaker's diesel emissions evasions. The change is effective October 6.


Multiple reports indicate that Bosch warned VW in 2007 against using the engine management software VW used to skirt diesel emissions tests. A VW engineer warned the company again in 2011.


Jaguar Land Rover is pressing ahead with its plans to launch diesel engines in nearly all of its vehicles, despite the recent Volkswagen scandal.


The government incentives that buyers of VW's diesels received in 2009 could be used to form a fraud case against the automaker by prosecutors in the US.


Green Car Journal Says TDI Winners Proved To Be Ineligible

For the first time in Green Car Awards history, the honor is being rescinded. VW has returned the 2008 and 2010 awards it won for Jetta and Audi A3 diesel.


Senators Richard Blumenthal and Amy Klobuchar are requesting that the Department of Justice pursue civil and criminal charges against VW for its emissions evasions. They don't want the agency to accept any kind of plea deal from the automaker.


GM Says This Won't Affect Market Launch

Diesel models of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are the first to get extra scrutiny by the EPA and CARB, but they're expected to pass. The added testing shouldn't effect when they hit dealers, either.


VW boss Matthias Mueller announced in a closed-door meeting that the company will "refit" all 11 million vehicles affected by its emissions-cheating software.


Someone is shaming Volkswagen TDI owners by posting flyers full of bad information on the cars in Portland, OR.


VW has launched a dedicated website to get diesel owners information on which models are affected, when they might be fixed, and other info about what's going on.


Great White North's Auto Market Is About 10% The Size Of America's

The Canadian government will stand strong with the US EPA to test Volkswagen diesels.


German prosecutors in the city of Braunschweig are beginning an investigation into Martin Winterkorn for alleged fraud in VW's diesel emissions scandal. It could be years, though, before the case ever sees a courtroom.


There will be unforeseen damage from the VW diesel scandal, but thankfully there's a bright spot within the darkness.

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