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VW withdraws EPA application for 2016 diesels

3:11 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015 | UPDATED: 10/7/15 6:15 pm ET - adds details
Volkswagen withdrew its application for EPA certification for 2016 models with 2.0-liter diesel engines until they comply with U.S. emissions standards.

Bosch's popular diesel engine software was not preprogrammed to cheat

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
A popular diesel engine management program used by several top automakers, including Volkswagen AG, was not pre-programmed to detect when a vehicle was undergoing laboratory emissions testing, according to the U.S.

EPA to weigh VW gains from violations in setting penalties

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
Just how much money VW made by cheating U.S.diesel emissions tests will be a factor in the penalties that will be assessed, according to the EPA.

U.S. senators probe tax credit related to VW 'clean-burning' cars

9:57 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
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U.S. hearing into VW violations puts industry, EPA under scrutiny

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015
Volkswagen's top U.S. executive will field questions from U.S.

VW to recall Europe diesels starting in January; U.S. sales to continue for now

6:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Volkswagen's CEO told a German newspaper that the company will launch a recall in Europe of cars with software designed to skirt diesel emissions...

U.S. House panel prepares to grill VW on cheating timeline

4:38 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
VW waited two months after acknowledging a software abnormality in its cars to tell regulators the algorithm was designed to cheat emissions tests,...

Mazda issues stop-sale for nearly 15,000 Mazda3 compacts

9:25 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015
Mazda is issuing a stop-sale and stop-delivery for its popular Mazda3 compact because of a defect in the fuel shut-off valve.


Lesson not learned will cost VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
As it drove to become the world's biggest automaker, Volkswagen forgot the lessons of one of the most painful chapters in its history.


As times change, it's time to do better

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Following last year's record number of safety recalls and now Volkswagen's emissions testing debacle, one thing has become clear: The auto industry...


Clarity on recalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
AutoNation's decision not to sell any auto with an unrepaired recall is a good idea. But it's not an easy path. U.S.

VW plans special board meeting Wednesday to elect Poetsch chairman

5:08 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015
VW's supervisory board plans a special meeting Wednesday to elect CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch to the role of chairman as the company's probe into...

VW emissions violations put self-certification under new scrutiny

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015
VW's diesel scandal has exposed holes in the U.S. emissions testing regime, prompting regulators to launch new tests.


Safety regs kill Nissan's 'car that saved the company'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015
Nissan has quietly ended production of the Xterra, a rugged light truck that helped fan the flame of SUV sales in the 1990s while aiding the...

The Japanese emissions equipment maker that humbled VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
Horiba, an obscure Japanese manufacturer that makes about 70 percent of the world's auto emissions testing systems, played a key role in uncovering...

California to launch separate VW emissions probe, report says

6:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
California plans to conduct its own probe of Volkswagen in the widening fallout from the company’s admission that 11 million of its diesel...

Hyundai loses $28.9 million patent infringement trial

6:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
Hyundai and affiliate Kia were told to pay a Baltimore company $28.

EPA: Post-VW emissions scrutiny the new normal

7:09 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
The tougher auto emission tests that U.S.

Nissan recalls Versa to fix suspension prone to corrosion from road salt

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
Nissan is recalling 218,019 Versa cars in the U.S. to fix a front suspension problem caused by road salt that can corrode the front coil springs.

NHTSA upgrades probe of Ford police interceptor for brake failure

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
NHTSA upgraded an investigation of 20,275 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles over sudden brake failures.

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