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

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

One step at a time.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

University Team Measured Big Gaps In Jetta, Passat Testing

A team of four researchers at West Virginia University unpeeled the first layers of Volkswagen's diesel cheating scandal. Here's how they did it.

Volkswagen is upgrading its Passat sedan for 2016 with enhancements inside and out.

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