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German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report

Germany's transport minister wants to take Fiat models that breach emissions regulations off the market, according to a new report by German newspaper Bild am Sonntag...

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Fiat Chrysler denies using diesel emission defeat devices
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Fiat Chrysler denies using diesel emission defeat devices

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has lashed out at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for alleging that his company violated the Clean Air Act. The allegations are that it fit, and failed to disclose, engine management software designed to alter NOx emissions from its 3...


Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea
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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...


Volkswagen settles two Dieselgate suits for around $3.4 billion, European fixes approved
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Volkswagen settles two Dieselgate suits for around $3.4 billion, European fixes approved

Volkswagen has settled two major Dieselgate-related lawsuits in North America, which could set the company back a further $3.4 billion dollars. 3.0-litre V6 TDI The first case is a US civil lawsuit in relation to the 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine that has a defeat device that detects laboratory emissions testing and is capable of putting the engine into a “temperature conditioning” mode, which limits NOx (oxides of nitrogen) output...


CarAdvice podcast 33: November car sales, CEO of Jet Charge, Mercedes AMG-E63 review and Sydney to Melbourne in the Audi S1!
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CarAdvice podcast 33: November car sales, CEO of Jet Charge, Mercedes AMG-E63 review and Sydney to Melbourne in the Audi S1!

While Paul is driving Bentleys in Spain, Mike Costello and James Wong join Mandy for this week's show. We bring you the latest in car news, including the 2018 Holden Commodore reveal, Honda Civic sedan sells up a storm, Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix, Opel Insignia Grand Sport is revealed for Europe, Mercedes-AMG sales at record levels, and Mazda is not working on a larger sports car...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Audi recalls over 6000 vehicles for diesel fix
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Audi recalls over 6000 vehicles for diesel fix

Audi Australia has commenced its recall amidst the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, issuing a notice for over 6000 vehicles locally, including variants of the A4, A5, A6, Q3 and Q5...


Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix
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Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix

Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) has announced it will initiate a voluntary recall of a further 61,000 Volkswagen and Skoda models affected in the emissions test-cheating scandal that came into public view around one year ago. Confirming Federal Government approval for the recall today, VGA said that a software fix is now available for "more than 35,000" cars, with other model-specific software solutions to become available "shortly"...


Volkswagen to withdraw diesels from US market, Mercedes-Benz could follow - report
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Volkswagen to withdraw diesels from US market, Mercedes-Benz could follow - report

Volkswagen will not offer new diesel models in the US, the company's brand chief has announced this week, ahead of more stringent regulations that will come into effect by the end of the decade. German newspaper Handelblatt reports that the automotive giant has made the decision to withdraw its diesel offerings, contrary to previous reports that Volkswagen executives indicated TDI models may come back to the States for the one or two years leading up to the new, stricter diesel laws...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Audi CO2 emissions testing cheat device found in some transmissions - report
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Audi CO2 emissions testing cheat device found in some transmissions - report

Some popular Audi vehicles sold in the US feature a newly discovered emissions testing defeat device, a report in the German media claims. According to Bild am Sonntag, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has found software lurking with the automatic transmissions bearing the internal code AL55 and used with the company's V6 engines...


Volkswagen: Dieselgate defeat device legal in EU, NOx isn't harmful
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Volkswagen: Dieselgate defeat device legal in EU, NOx isn't harmful

Volkswagen has responded to the rising political, social and, potentially, legal pressure that's been building on it to compensate European owners of cars fitted emissions testing defeat devices. In a statement to Reuters, the company stated: "The software contained in vehicles with a EA189 engine in the view of Volkswagen represents no unlawful defeat device under European law...


Volkswagen's $19.3 billion Dieselgate settlement approved by US judge
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Volkswagen's $19.3 billion Dieselgate settlement approved by US judge

The Volkswagen Group's US$14.7 billion ($19.3 billion) Dieselgate settlement with various US authorities, including the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board, has been formally approved by US District Judge Charles Breyer. In a statement, Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen America, said: "Final approval of the 2...


Audi to drop MLB longitudinal engine platform as part of Dieselgate cost cuts - reports
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Audi to drop MLB longitudinal engine platform as part of Dieselgate cost cuts - reports

Audi will reportedly dramatically cut its research and development budget as part of cost savings brought about by the Dieselgate saga, and this includes an end to development of the company's signature longitudinal engine platform...


Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs
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Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs

The chairman of the Volkswagen Group has denied the company is planning to sell off some of its brands to help pay for costs related to the Dieselgate emissions cheating saga. According to Reuters, Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of Volkswagen's supervisory board, has told Boersen-Zeitung that the company is "not thinking of selling parts of our brands"...


Volkswagen diesel emissions saga: Company claims its culture has changed, as EV focus intensifies
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Volkswagen diesel emissions saga: Company claims its culture has changed, as EV focus intensifies

Volkswagen says the diesel emissions scandal that has savaged the company over the past year has been a catalyst for greatly-needed internal change, and fast-tracked its drive to be the undisputed world leader in electric cars...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


ACCC taking Volkswagen Australia to Federal Court over diesel emissions
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ACCC taking Volkswagen Australia to Federal Court over diesel emissions

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched proceedings against Volkswagen AG and its Australian subsidiary in the Federal Court, alleging misleading or deceptive conduct in regards to the emissions from its diesel-powered vehicles...


Volkswagen and Australia’s motoring clubs go to war
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Volkswagen and Australia’s motoring clubs go to war

Volkswagen Australia and the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) have embarked on a series of heated public exchanges, catalysed by the latter’s recently announced real-world emissions testing program...


AAA to test real-world vehicle emissions in Australia
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AAA to test real-world vehicle emissions in Australia

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has announced it will test some of the country’s top-selling vehicles for real-world emissions, as first reported in December. Following Volkswagen’s ‘Dieselgate’ scandal and allegations that other manufacturers have cheated in emissions tests, the AAA is investing $500,000 to conduct an on-road emissions testing pilot of around 30 vehicles currently on sale in Australia...