Volkswagen's long road to a U.S. criminal settlementThu, 12, Jan 2017
Sixteen months after admitting in September 2015 that it cheated U.S. diesel emissions tests, Volkswagen is still battling regulatory investigations, investor and consumer lawsuits, and striving to rebuild its reputation.
Winterkorn denies early knowledge of VW diesel emissions cheatingThu, 19, Jan 2017
VW ordered to buy back emissions-cheating Skoda by German courtWed, 18, Jan 2017
VW diesel settlement extends to auto lendingFri, 13, Jan 2017
Volkswagen's settlement in connection with its diesel emissions scandal has spilled over into the vehicle-financing business. VW has agreed to pay $50 million in civil penalties to settle alleged violations of the law, after the Justice Department essentially charged it with tapping U.S. markets to finance fraud.
A decade of deceptionMon, 16, Jan 2017
VW pulled out of Daimler deal before embarking on diesel cheatSat, 14, Jan 2017
U.S. indicts three ex-Takata executives; criminal settlement reachedFri, 13, Jan 2017
The federal government charged Takata with criminal wrongdoing on Friday in connection with airbag inflator ruptures linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide. The company was charged with a single felony count of wire fraud. It was expected to plead guilty to the charge as part of a $1 billion deal with the Justice Department.
FCA, Italy face questions over diesel emissions in EuropeFri, 13, Jan 2017
Fiat Chrysler has been asked by the EU to provide proof against Germany's allegation that it used emission defeat devices. The group is already facing U.S. accusations that it illegally using hidden software in several vehicles to allow excess diesel emissions to go undetected.
VW criminal probe moves forward as U.S. pursues unindicted co-conspiratorsWed, 11, Jan 2017
Justice Department officials confirmed that unindicted co-conspirators remain in their ongoing investigation of Volkswagen AG's diesel emissions scandal and that three of the six VW executives already publicly charged are still employed by the automaker.
U.S. judge orders VW executive detainedThu, 12, Jan 2017
VW dropped from U.S. trusted-cargo program over emissions cheatingThu, 12, Jan 2017
VW officials destroyed files, emails as diesel cheating unraveled, U.S. prosecutors sayThu, 12, Jan 2017
Volkswagen's plot to cheat emissions tests was quickly unraveling by 2015. On August 19, an employee told regulators for the first time that VW's diesel cars were designed to behave differently during tests, leading some executives and engineers to begin deleting files and emails, U.S. prosecutors claim.