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Spy Shots

Spy shots seem to show an extended wheelbase and possible fastback design.

If so, it's a big Jetta.

Podcast

On this episode, we cover the highlights from Detroit, discuss what we're driving, and spend your money.

Official

Judge approves $14.7-billion settlement in TDI cheating case.

One step at a time.

Recalls

A improperly assembled seal for a sensor can lead to fires in the 2012-2014 Passat TDI, and VW is recalling them to fix the problem.

Report

German media claims that VW's diesel fix is reducing fuel economy for the 2.0 TDI, and the problem is delaying the recall in Europe. VW says a change in testing is the reason for the postponement.

Recalls

Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announced details of their Takata inflator recalls, and the campaigns affect nearly 1.7 million vehicles in the US.

Report

Updated Styling Is Good, Diesel Powertrain Not So Much

Popular Volkswagen sedan will continue to be available with four-cylinder, six-cylinder gas-powered engines.

Opinion

The converts brought in under the clean diesel notion may be lost on VW for a while, but the company still has loyalists committed to its other products.

Recalls

VW is recalling 92k models from 2015 and 2016 in the US because a camshaft lobe can fail and cause the power brakes to stop working. This recall includes the Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Beetle.

VW may recall 100,000 diesel vehicles in India. In Switzerland, there have been 600 criminal complaints against the whole illegal software issue.

Video

A team from the University of Nevada managed a record-setting 1,500-mile journey in an autonomous 2010 VW Passat wagon across Mexico.

First Drive

It's not an enthusiast machine anymore, but there's a lot to like about the Volkswagen Passat, especially with some thoughtful updates for model year 2016.

Official

The 2016 VW Passat starts at $23,260 for the base S trim and includes new features like the MIB II infotainment system and safety tech. Prices can top $37,600 for the top spec with the VR6.

Green

Volkswagen releases pricing for the GTE and Alltrack versions of its European-market Passat, with the hybrid sedan starting at the equivalent of $50,000.

Official

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.

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