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BMW to Recall 11,700 Cars to Fix Engine Management Software

German carmaker BMW said on Friday [Feb. 23] it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its luxury 5- and 7-Series models. “In the course of …

Swiss VW Owners Seek Damages for ‘Dieselgate’ Emissions Scandal

Swiss consumer protection organization SKS has filed a claim on behalf of some 6,000 car owners seeking damages from Volkswagen AG and Swiss car dealer AMAG related to the “Dieselgate” emissions scandal. The claim has been lodged with the Zurich …

VW Emissions Probe Results Not Published to Protect Firm from ‘Legal Risks’

Volkswagen’s board chairman has defended the decision not to publish results of the investigation it commissioned into its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests, saying it could expose the company to legal risks. Hans Dieter Poetsch …

French Prosecutors Probe Peugeot Parent over Alleged Emissions Fraud

French prosecutors started a preliminary investigation of alleged fraud at PSA Group, the latest car manufacturer to be targeted over potential violations of emissions rules in the aftermath of Volkswagen AG’s diesel-cheating scandal. The stock fell the most in two …

Audi’s German Offices Raided in Ongoing Fallout from Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen AG’s Audi brand was raided by German prosecutors as investigations into the manipulation of diesel engines continue to weigh on the automaker more than a year after revelations of emissions cheating. More than 100 police took part in searches …

Australia Consumer Watchdog Sues VW’s Audi Unit over Emissions Scandal

The Australian consumer watchdog said on Wednesday it was suing the local Audi unit of Volkswagen AG for intentionally selling more than 12,000 vehicles with software which lied about levels of toxic emissions. This follows a separate suit that the …

VW Sued by 1st Major German Firm over Diesel Scandal

Fish distributor Deutsche See is suing Volkswagen for misrepresenting a fleet of vehicles it leased as environmentally friendly, becoming the first major German customer to sue Europe’s biggest carmaker over its diesel-test cheating. Volkswagen already faces numerous lawsuits from individual …

Renault Is Investigated for Suspected Emissions Cheating: Source

French prosecutors are investigating Renault over suspected cheating on vehicle exhaust emissions, a source at the Paris prosecutor’s office told Reuters on Friday, sending shares in the automaker lower. The probe follows the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, which emerged in …

VW Owners Nominate Feinberg to Manage Potential Emissions Settlement

Consumer lawyers suing Volkswagen AG over economic losses tied to vehicles rigged to cheat emissions tests have nominated Kenneth Feinberg as a special settlement master. Feinberg handled General Motors Co.’ ignition switch fund, as well as compensation for victims of …

VW Reports Business-as-Usual at Tennessee Plant Despite Scandal

Inside Volkswagen’s only U.S. assembly plant there’s little hint of the diesel emissions cheating scandal embroiling the German automaker around the world. Sparks fly off robotic welding arms, new versions of the Passat sedan roll off the line and workers …