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October 5, 2021, 4:30 PM

Volvo recalls older cars; air bag inflators can explode

Volvo is recalling nearly 260,000 older cars in the U.S. because the front driver’s air bag can explode and send shrapnel into the cabin
October 5, 2021, 4:30 PM
7 months ago

Volkswagen under fire for April Fools' Day joke

The U.S. subsidiary of the car company is facing backlash for a prank-gone-wrong where it announced it was changing its name to “Voltswagen” in a gimmick to promote its new electric car.
7 months ago
Volkswagen under fire for April Fools' Day joke
8 months ago

Volkswagen weathers pandemic with $10.7 billion profit

German automaker Volkswagen made 8.8 billion euros, or $10.7 billion, last year despite the pandemic
8 months ago
1 year ago

Former Audi chief on trial in VW diesel emissions scandal

The former head of Volkswagen's Audi division is going on trial in connection with Volkswagen's diesel emission scandal
1 year ago
Former Audi chief on trial in VW diesel emissions scandal
1 year ago

New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

Volkswagen is taking its electric offense to the next level
1 year ago
1 year ago

Former VW boss Winterkorn must stand trial in diesel scandal

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn must face a public trial on fraud charges over the company's diesel emissions scandal from 2015
1 year ago
1 year ago

VW pulls car ad after outcry, apologizes for racist overtone

Germany’s Volkswagen has pulled a social media ad for a new car and apologized after an outcry over its racist overtones
1 year ago
2 years ago

Volkswagen to close Europe plants for two weeks

German automaker Volkswagen says it is shutting down most of its European plants for two weeks due to the virus outbreak
2 years ago
Volkswagen to close Europe plants for two weeks
2 years ago

German prosecutors charge 6 more in VW emissions scandal

More charges have been filed in Germany over Volkswagen's diesel scandal
2 years ago
German prosecutors charge 6 more in VW emissions scandal
2 years ago

Volkswagen hits record sales in bid to top auto industry

Volkswagen has announced record sales figures for last year
2 years ago
Volkswagen hits record sales in bid to top auto industry
2 years ago

Volkswagen hits record sales in bid to top auto industry

Volkswagen has announced record sales figures for last year
2 years ago
Volkswagen hits record sales in bid to top auto industry
2 years ago

Canada charges Volkswagen over faking car emissions tests

Volkswagen imported cars company executives knew violated emissions standards.
2 years ago
2 years ago

German court issues split rulings over VW diesel cheating

A German appeals court has ruled in several lawsuits against automaker Volkswagen over software it used to cheat diesel emissions tests, saying consumers who bought the cars unknowingly deserve compensation but those who purchased them later don’t
2 years ago
German court issues split rulings over VW diesel cheating
2 years ago

Volkswagen warns of slowing global auto markets

Volkswagen says its profits jumped 44% in the third quarter thanks to a more profitable mix of vehicles but warned that global markets are slowing more than expected and lowered its forecast for annual sales
2 years ago
Volkswagen warns of slowing global auto markets
2 years ago

Volkswagen bosses charged in Germany over emissions scandal

German prosecutors have dealt a blow to Volkswagen's efforts to put the 2015 emissions-cheating case behind it
2 years ago
Volkswagen bosses charged in Germany over diesel scandal
2 years ago

Volvo recalls some 500,000 vehicles due faulty engine part

Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire
2 years ago
Volvo recalls some 500,000 vehicles due faulty engine part
2 years ago

The last Volkswagen Beetles will roll off the assembly line in Mexico

The company is retiring its iconic car after eight decades.
2 years ago
The last Volkswagen Beetles will roll off the assembly line in Mexico
2 years ago

Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization

Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against forming a union
2 years ago
Tennessee Volkswagen plant to finish unionization vote
3 years ago

Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

The company was rocked by an emissions-cheating scandal on his watch.
3 years ago
Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany
3 years ago

SEC charges Volkswagen, former CEO with defrauding investors

Volkswagen did not immediately comment early Friday.
3 years ago
SEC charges Volkswagen, former CEO with defrauding investors
3 years ago

Volkswagen ex-CEO indicted in emissions defeat device scandal

The automaker in 2015 admitted it had installed software designed to cheat U.S. emissions standards in around half a million diesel cars.
3 years ago
Volkswagen ex-CEO indicted in emissions defeat device scandal
5 years ago

Volkswagen Pleads Guilty, Pays $4.3 Billion in Fines to Settle Diesel Emissions Scandal

The company will also plead guilty to three felonies.
5 years ago
Volkswagen Pays $4.3 Billion to Settle Diesel Emissions Scandal
5 years ago

6 Top Volkswagen Executives Indicted for Programming Diesel Cars to Cheat on Emissions Tests

ABC News' David Muir reports the stories people have been buzzing about.
5 years ago
6 Top Volkswagen Executives Indicted for Programming Diesel Cars to Cheat on Emissions Tests
5 years ago

Volkswagen Pays $4.3 Billion to Settle Diesel Emissions Scandal

The company will also plead guilty to three felonies.
5 years ago
Volkswagen Pays $4.3 Billion to Settle Diesel Emissions Scandal
5 years ago

Volkswagen Near $4.3 Billion Settlement, Guilty Plea in Emissions Scandal

Company management is set to approve the deal today or tomorrow, VW said.
5 years ago
Volkswagen Near $4.3 Billion Settlement, Guilty Plea in Emissions Scandal
5 years ago

Volkswagen's Iconic Microbus Gets Update for the Driverless Age

Volkswagen has unveiled a driverless concept car version of its microbus at the Detroit Auto Show.
5 years ago
Iconic VW Microbus Gets Update for the Driverless Age
5 years ago

Volkswagen Executive Arrested for Alleged Role in Emissions 'Conspiracy'

Oliver Schmidt allegedly concealed a "defeat device" from the government.
5 years ago
VW Exec Arrested for Alleged Role in Emissions 'Conspiracy'
5 years ago

Volkswagen to Shed 30,000 Jobs to Cut Costs After Scandal

The German company said the job cuts are part of a long-term plan to improve profitability and shift resources and investment to electric-powered vehicles and digital services.
5 years ago
Volkswagen to Shed 30,000 Jobs to Cut Costs After Scandal
5 years ago

Volkswagen to Compensate Dealers Affected By Emissions Scandal

The settlement amount has not yet been disclosed.
5 years ago
Volkswagen to Compensate Dealers Affected By Emissions Scandal
5 years ago

Volkswagen Announces $15B Emissions Settlement

The company has settled claims that it intentionally misled regulators.
5 years ago
Volkswagen Announces $15B Emissions Settlement
6 years ago

Why Volkswagen Drivers in Europe Are Still Waiting for a Diesel Emissions Deal

While a settlement was proposed in the U.S., European drivers are in the dark.
6 years ago
Why European Volkswagen Drivers Are Still Waiting for a Diesel Deal
6 years ago
Volkswagen and US Reach Deal in Emissions Scandal Case