VW emissions scandal News

VW’s Audi Unit Slapped with $925M Fine in Germany over Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit agreed to pay an 800 million-euro ($926 million) fine for its role in the diesel-cheating scandal that has disrupted the car industry for more than three years and landed Audi’s longtime leader in jail. The penalty …

VW’s CEO Knew About Cheating Software Before Scandal Emerged: Der Spiegel

Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a multi-billion exhaust emissions scandal, German magazine Der Spiegel said. Der Spiegel’s story, based on recently unsealed …

CEO of VW’s Audi Arrested in Germany over Emissions Cheating Scandal

German authorities arrested the head of Volkswagen’s luxury arm Audi on Monday, the most senior company official so far to be detained over the carmaker’s emissions test cheating scandal. Munich prosecutors, who earlier this month widened their probe into Audi, …

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 …

German Prosecutors Investigate Bosch over Suspected Audi Emissions Test Cheating

German prosecutors said on Thursday they had launched another probe into Robert Bosch GmbH over its suspected involvement in emissions test cheating – this time in relation to its work with Volkswagen’s premium carmaker Audi. Audi developed the V6 diesel …

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 …

Kobe Steel Can Expect Spate of Lawsuits for Its 10 Years of False Data

Kobe Steel Ltd.’s legal problems are just beginning in wake of the company’s disclosure that it falsified data for years about the durability of aluminum and copper used in airplanes, trains and vehicles. The Japanese company, which supplies many of …

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 …