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Jul
5
2017
Volkswagen reaches agreement with local partner to sell in Iran

After 17 years without a presence in Iran, Volkswagen Group has made plans to sell the Passat and the Tiguan in Iran.

July 5, 2017
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Fiat recalls almost 300,000 minivans due to airbag deployment

Fiat-Chrysler is joining over a dozen automakers who’ve had to issue a recall due to airbag problems.

June 16, 2017
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Former Hyundai executive jumps ship to Volkswagen

Derrick Hatami, a 2016 Automotive News Rising Star and former Hyundai executive, left the Japanese automaker last week to start work at Volkswagen of America as executive vice president for sales and marketing.

June 12, 2017
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May
10
2017
Volkswagen Walks Back Pledge to Release Jones Day Report

After their emissions scandal came to light in 2015, Volkswagen pledged to “come clean” and share information in the report from the external investigation conducted by the Jones Day law firm.

May 10, 2017
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VW diesel scandal closed, Whistleblower named in book

The Volkswagen criminal case closed on Friday, with District Judge Sean Cox ordering the company to pay a $2.8 billion penalty for their emissions scandal. The case closes on a long line of scandals.

April 21, 2017
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Volkswagen Receives Approval To Sell Repaired Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen is now able to sell diesel-powered cars in the United States again for the first time since its emissions scandal was revealed.

March 30, 2017
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South Korea Seeks $31.87 Million From VW Over False Advertising

Since the story first broke in the fall of 2015, we’ve covered the Volkswagen diesel emissions crisis. One of the latest developments in this story is a report of criminal complaints aimed a VW coming from the nation of South Korea.

Dec. 8, 2016
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Veteran Volkswagen Engineer Pleads Guilty In Emissions Cheating Scandal

This marks the first criminal charge in the Justice Department’s yearlong investigation into VW’s rigging of federal air-pollution tests.

Sept. 9, 2016
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Volkswagen To Spend $1.2 Billion To Compensate U.S. Dealers Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

The agreement with dealers was described in general terms before a federal judge who is overseeing the cases against Volkswagen by the government, dealerships and car owners.

Aug. 26, 2016
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Volkswagen Reportedly Considering Building Battery Factory

Volkswagen is considering building a multi-billion-euro battery factory to help reach its goal to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025

June 1, 2016
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VW Diesel Emissions Crisis: Buy Back or Repair for 500,000 Owners Proposed

In addition to vehicle buyback, consumers who leased select 2.0 diesel vehicles may be able to end their leases.

April 22, 2016
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Report Says Audi Developed VW’s Emissions Cheating Software In 1999

According to a German newspaper, Audi created the emissions cheat device in 1999, but it remained unused until parent company VW encountered emissions problems with some of its TDI diesel engines in 2005.

April 20, 2016
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