Australia fines Volkswagen $86 million for emissions violation

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Australia’s competition regulator stated the federal court has penalized Volkswagen AG a record A$125 million ($86 million) for supposedly making false representations regarding compliance with the nation’s diesel emission standards. This penalty amount is the highest ever ordered by the court for contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) […]

British Volkswagen drivers launch ‘dieselgate’ case in Court

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Tens of thousands of British drivers on Monday alleged Volkswagen of fitting devices to cheat clean air laws at the beginning of the country’s biggest class-action lawsuit brought to deal with “dieselgate”. VW was caught using unlawful software to cheat pollution tests in 2015, resulting in a global backlash against diesel and numerous court cases […]

Judge authorizes Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions settlement in the US

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A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday authorized a $307.5 million civil settlement for about 100,000 U.S. owners of Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicles that the government stated had illegal software that enabled them to emit excess emissions. Under the settlement authorized by Judge Edward Chen, about 100,000 owners and lessees of Ram 1500 and […]

U.S. starts criminal investigation into Ford emissions certification

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The U.S. Justice Department has started a criminal investigation into Ford Motor’s emissions certification process in the country, the automaker revealed on Friday, saying it was working with the probe and still carrying out its own internal review. Ford stated the Justice Department had informed it earlier this month of the criminal investigation, which made […]

Fiat Chrysler to pay $110 million to settle American investor suit

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has accepted to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it misled U.S. investors over excess diesel emissions and failed to adhere with federal safety regulations, court records reveal. The company stated on Monday it “continues to vigorously deny the allegations of wrongdoing made in this lawsuit” and stated the […]

Volkswagen can face U.S. SEC lawsuit concerning emissions cheating

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Volkswagen stated the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may sue the automaker due to its failure to reveal its diesel emissions scandal to investors. VW said in its annual report released previously this week that the SEC investigation focuses on the automaker’s nondisclosure of “certain Volkswagen diesel vehicles’ noncompliance” with U.S. emissions regulations. Volkswagen has […]

Daimler risks fine as German prosecutors start new investigation

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German prosecutors have started an investigation into Daimler for allegedly failing to avoid diesel emissions cheating, possibly resulting in a fine for the automaker, as its legal woes mount up over the affair. German automakers, among the worldwide leaders in diesel technology, have been caught in the crosshairs of courts and regulators across the world […]

Porsche to recall 60,000 SUVs for emissions issues

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Volkswagen’s Porsche has been asked by KBA automotive regulator in Germany to recall about 60,000 diesel-engined Macan and Cayenne sport-utility vehicles, a KBA spokesman stated. German magazine Der Spiegel reported the recall on Friday, saying the two models geared up with the latest Euro-6 diesel engine generation were fitted with more so-called defeat devices efficient […]

German watchdog recalls Volkswagen Touaregs after discovering defeat devices

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Germany’s KBA automotive watchdog on Tuesday revealed a recall of Volkswagen‘s flagship European sport-utility vehicles (SUV) with 3-litre diesel motor after discovering two illegal emissions control devices in the models. The new proof of Volkswagen’s deployment of defeat gadgets continues to emerge over two years after its emissions-test dieselgate took off in the United States. […]