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.

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

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

'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

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