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Investigators in Germany have searched Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg and confiscated documents to better understand the automaker's diesel scandal.


VW America President and CEO Michael Horn is expected to tell Congress he was aware of the company's diesel defeat device well over a year ago.


Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says that a recall on the company's diesels should begin in January. Mueller believes all of the affected cars could be fixed by the end of 2016.


Former VW Supervisory Board Chairman Ferdinand Piech looks to be one of the few people benefiting from the company's diesel emissions scandal. With Winterkorn out, two people very close to him are now running the automaker.


The West Virginia State Attorney General is suing VW for violating the consumer protection act there. If the automaker loses the case, it could face serious financial losses, including large payments to consumers and the state government.


Volkswagen will be forced to make painful cuts to cope with the impact of its diesel emissions scandal, ranging from cancellations and delays to budget cuts.


Volkswagen hopes to encourage its existing customers to trade in for new models with $2,000 customer loyalty incentives in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal.


Plus: Diesel Facts You Probably Didn't Know

The true story of the diesel engine is stranger than fiction, and the VW scandal isn't the beginning (or end) of the story.


WardsAuto is excluding all powertrains from VW and Audi from its 10 Best Engines testing after the companies' emissions evasions. The ban from the important ranking could last into later years, as well.


Volkswagen continues to investigate the source of the evasive diesel engine software internally, but it's reportedly not turning up evidence against three suspended top engineers.


In Italy, FCA and Ford are giving cash to VW owners looking to trade their cars in the wake of the diesel emissions fiasco.


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.


Former VW Chief Still Chairs Porsche SE, Audi, Scania, Truck & Bus GmbH

Though he may have resigned as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, Martin Winterkorn retains four senior positions - including head of the company's largest shareholder Porsche SE, and three of its business units.


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.


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.

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