VW, Bosch diesel settlements receive preliminary court approvalTue, 14, Feb 2017
A federal judge granted preliminary approval of a VW settlement to pay at least $1.22 billion to fix or buy back nearly 80,000 polluting 3.0 liter diesel-engine vehicles. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer also granted preliminary approval to Robert Bosch's settlement to pay $327.5 million to VW diesel owners.
Piech returns to settle old scores in diesel scandalThu, 09, Feb 2017
Ferdinand Piech abruptly departed Volkswagen Group nearly two years ago. Now the former VW chairman is looking to settle old scores and has rekindled accusations that top managers knew about falsified emissions tests months before publicly admitting to it.
Nissan used defeat device in Qashqai diesel, South Korean court rulesThu, 09, Feb 2017
A South Korean court ruled against Nissan in an emissions case, siding with the government in its accusations that the automaker had used a so-called defeat device in some diesel variants of its Qashqai SUV. The models were produced at Nissan's UK plant and use 1.6-liter diesels from Renault.
Italian diesel probe omitted key tests for Fiat Chrysler modelsWed, 08, Feb 2017
Fiat Chrysler vehicles were allowed to skip key tests for illegal engine software during Italy's main emissions-cheating investigation following the VW Group scandal, according to the transport ministry's own report.
Fiat Chrysler emissions case referred to French prosecutorsTue, 07, Feb 2017
French investigators have referred Fiat Chrysler for possible prosecution after alleging some of the automaker's diesels produce NOx emissions that are several times higher than regulatory limits. FCA is the the third manufacturer after VW Group and Renault to be referred to French prosecutors.
Luxembourg starts criminal case over VW vehicle emissionsMon, 06, Feb 2017
Luxembourg has started criminal proceedings in response to the VW Group diesel-emissions scandal, saying that regulators had been cheated by car manufacturers. The EU country's infrastructure minister said it was lodging a complaint with prosecutors without naming any of the parties under suspicion.
VW sued by first major German customer over diesel scandalMon, 06, Feb 2017
VW Group is being sued by German fish distributor Deutsche See for misrepresenting a fleet of vehicles it leased as environmentally friendly, making the company the first major German customer to sue VW over its emissions-cheating scandal.
VW, Bosch agree to pay $1.6 billion to settle U.S. diesel claimsWed, 01, Feb 2017
Volkswagen and Bosch have agreed to pay at least $1.6 billion to fix or buy back and compensate owners of VW, Audi and Porsche cars with diesel engines rigged to cheat pollution tests. The settlement is the last major hurdle to VW moving beyond its emissions scandal.
Audi reviews provisions for diesel emissions scandalWed, 01, Feb 2017
Expanded VW probe in Germany not prompted by new U.S. evidenceFri, 27, Jan 2017
German investigators did not rely on evidence provided by U.S. prosecutors when deciding this week to expand a probe into former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to include potential fraud charges related to VW’s diesel emissions scandal.
Paris introduces color-coded stickers to reduce car pollutionTue, 24, Jan 2017
VW's $1.21 billion emissions settlement with U.S. dealers OK'd by judgeMon, 23, Jan 2017
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer granted final approval to VW's settlement worth up to $1.21 billion with 650 U.S. dealers over diesel emissions violations. VW's dealers will receive an average of $1.85 million each over 18 months under the settlement.