Sources: FCA found sales were inflatedMon, 25, Jul 2016
An internal review ordered in mid-2015 by top Fiat Chrysler FCA US executives uncovered thousands of vehicle sales reported by FCA brands for which there was no actual buyer, according to two company sources.
Ford of Canada violated U.S. antitrust laws, lawsuit chargesTue, 19, Jul 2016
Ford of Canada must defend a class action suit accusing it of illegally conspiring to violate antitrust laws that restrict the export of lower-priced Canadian-made vehicles into the U.S.
Volkswagen to halt sales of most vehicles in S. Korea amid emissions probeFri, 22, Jul 2016
Volkswagen will suspend sales of most of its vehicle models in South Korea from July 25, as pressure builds on the automaker over its falsified emissions tests. The decision comes ahead of a pending environment ministry review on whether to revoke the certification of 32 cars made by the group, which would lead to a sales ban of the affected models in the country.
Judge allows dealership discrimination suit to proceedMon, 25, Jul 2016
A lawsuit alleges that a former new-car manager made "racially inappropriate comments every day" towards an African-American car salesman.
Japan's Nishikawa agrees to plead guilty, pay $130 million in U.S. price-fixing probeWed, 20, Jul 2016
Japanese supplier Nishikawa Rubber agreed to plead guilty and pay $130 million in one of the stiffest penalties in the U.S. Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into industrywide price fixing and bid rigging.
BMW's 2017 diesels delayed by more stringent EPA emissions testsWed, 20, Jul 2016
The EPA's crackdown on diesels has delayed the certification and sale of four BMW models. BMW confirmed it is still awaiting production certification of all 2017 diesels and would not say now long this would take.
EU steps up pressure on VW for bigger consumer payoutsWed, 20, Jul 2016
The European Commission is working with consumer groups and regulators in the EU's 28 nations to pressure Volkswagen Group to give payouts to customers caught in its emissions scandal.
Volkswagen sets aside another $2.4 billion for diesel scandal costsWed, 20, Jul 2016
Volkswagen said it has set aside another 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) for costs associated with its diesel-rigging scandal as the company announced that first-half earnings rose 7 percent to 7.5 billion euros ($8.25 billion).
VW emissions-rigging claims reach back furtherWed, 20, Jul 2016
VW's emissions rigging dates back to 1999 when Audi engineers developed software to cheat emissions tests, U.S. lawsuits allege. Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn and other top company executives developed six generations of defeat devices, the lawsuits allege. Winterkorn's successor, Matthias Mueller, was "in the loop," according to New York's top lawyer.
VW execs covered up diesel cheating, state lawsuits allegeTue, 19, Jul 2016
Senior VW executives including former CEO Martin Winterkorn covered up evidence that the German automaker cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, three U.S. states charged on Tuesday in civil lawsuits against the company.
VW to face suit from U.S. states over diesel emissions, Maryland attorney general saysMon, 18, Jul 2016
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement that the state and others plan to sue Volkswagen AG over environmental damage from the company's so-called defeat devices designed to skirt pollution-control tests.
VW done with diesel push in U.S., exec saysTue, 19, Jul 2016
Volkswagen will take a step back from the diesel powertrains that defined its U.S. vehicle lineup for the better part of a decade amid a repositioning of the brand in the aftermath of the company's emissions scandal, VW's top U.S. official says. Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, told Automotive News that VW won't relaunch “clean diesels” as a core element of its brand identity in the U.S.