Volkswagen has admitted to installing software on millions of diesel vehicles that lets the cars defeat federal emissions tests. Governments around the world, including the US, Germany, and South Korea, have announced investigations into the issue. The emissions scandal is likely to cost the automaker billions of dollars in recalls and/or fines. This page contains all of Autoblog's articles on dieselgate, with the newest on top.
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VW paid $9.8 billion in diesel settlements to U.S. consumers

More than 86% of owners chose to return their car rather than get a repair

U.S. buyers of polluting Volkswagen AG vehicles received more than $9.8 billion in settlements, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on Monday . Volkswagen agreed to offer to buy back or repair more than 550,000 polluting diesel U.S. vehicles after it admitted in 2015 that it used secret software to cheat emissions tests. Volkswagen paid more than $9.5 billion to U.S. consumers, while VW diesel supplier Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] paid more than $300 million to U.S. consumers.

Report
German court rules that VW must buy back 60,000 diesel vehicles

Consumers will get the current value of the vehicle based on mileage

A German court has ruled that Volkswagen must buy back cars from owners of its diesel cars equipped with software that evaded emissions testing — but consumers must accept the current value of the car based on the mileage they drove since buying it, not the purchase price. Volkswagen said the decision announced Monday would clear the way for settlement of remaining consumer claims in Germany. The decision affects some 60,000 individual claims brought by car owners there; around 262,000 others

Breaking
VW's top officers charged in Germany over diesel scandal

Current CEO and chairman, ex-CEO

German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged Volkswagen's current chief executive and chairman as well as its former CEO with market manipulation in connection with the diesel emissions scandal that erupted in 2015. CEO Herbert Diess, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, and former chief Martin Winterkorn are accused of deliberately informing markets too late about the huge costs to the company that would result from the scandal, prosecutors in the city of Braunschweig said. The charges, which V

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'Mystified' judge asks why SEC sued VW two years after emissions scandal

'Today's filing confirms that the SEC is now piling on,' says Volkswagen

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday defended the pace of its investigation into Volkswagen AG after a judge asked why the agency waited two years after a global scandal related to vehicle emissions to sue the automaker. The SEC filed a civil suit in March accusing Volkswagen and its former chief executive, Martin Winterkorn, of defrauding investors in U.S. bond offerings. Volkswagen was caught using illegal software to cheat U.S. pollution tests in 2015, triggering a gl

Official
Porsche to pay $600 million fine over diesel cheating

Latest in a volley of fines over VW Group's Dieselgate scandal

Latest in a volley of fines over VW Group's Dieselgate scandal.

Featured
VW's Electrify America launches app, takes us behind the scenes

It also offers new membership plans and discounted pricing

It also offers new membership plans and discounted pricing.

By The Numbers
Volkswagen shrugs off 1 billion euro Dieselgate hit with higher SUV sales

Scandal costs 30 billion and counting, as automaker continues EV push

Scandal costs 30 billion and counting, as automaker continues EV push.

Official
VW former CEO Martin Winterkorn charged with fraud in diesel scandal

He and four others could face prison, forfeit millions of dollars

He and four others could face prison, forfeit millions of dollars.

Official
SEC charges VW and its former CEO with defrauding investors in Dieselgate

VW, which settled with the feds and paid fines, says 'the SEC is now piling on'

VW, which settled with the feds and paid fines, says 'the SEC is now piling on.'

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VW could face SEC lawsuit over failure to disclose emissions cheating

VW admitted illegal activity to regulators but didn't inform investors

VW admitted illegal activity to regulators but didn't inform investors.

ETC
2 charged in theft of Dieselgate VWs and Audis at Pontiac Silverdome

About 61 vehicles disappeared from the lot in 2017

About 61 vehicles disappeared from the lot in 2017.

Report
VW could face recall of more cars over emissions in Germany

There are 370,000 of the models under investigation in Europe

There are 370,000 of the models under investigation in Europe.

Report
Diesel scandal cleanup to cost more than $2 billion in 2019

Since 2015, VW has paid out more than $30 billion over the scandal

Since 2015, VW has paid out more than $30 billion over the scandal.

Official
Audi interim CEO gets the job for good

He stepped in after his predecessor went to jail over Dieselgate

He stepped in after his predecessor went to jail over Dieselgate.

Official
VW to cut another $3.4 billion in costs, reduce complexity

Plan would boost profit at VW brand sooner, to cushion big EV push

Plan would boost profit at VW brand sooner, to cushion big EV push.

Report
U.S. judge gives preliminary approval to $48m VW investor settlement

Diesel scandal has so far cost more than $25b in the U.S. alone

Diesel scandal has so far cost more than $25b in the U.S. alone.

Official
Audi fined $925 million in Germany for dieselgate scandal

Audi's former CEO, meanwhile, remains in jail

Audi's former CEO, meanwhile, remains in jail.

Official
Germany agrees on plan to cut diesel pollution

With cities passing bans on diesel, the federal government steps in

With cities passing bans on diesel, the federal government steps in.

Official
Porsche drops diesel in electric car push

With Taycan on the horizon, 'We would like our future to be diesel-free'

With Taycan on the horizon, 'We would like our future to be diesel-free'

Followup
VW's $10 billion dieselgate settlement upheld by federal appeals court

Buybacks of 500,000 cars will continue through 2019

Buybacks of 500,000 cars will continue through 2019.

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