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Volkswagen Owners Wonder Where A Fix Will Leave Them – NPR

Thursday, October 01, 2015

i David Whitcomb of Waynesboro, Va., says he paid a premium for the diesel engine on his 2015 Passat TDI because he thought it would mean fewer emissions. Courtesy of David Whitcomb hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of David Whitcomb David Whitcomb of Waynesboro, Va., says he paid a premium for the diesel engine on his 2015 Passat TDI because he thought it would mean fewer emissions. Courtesy of David…

Australia says Volkswagen faces legal action if ‘defeat devices’ found – The Guardian

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Volkswagen faces being hauled before a court and fined by the consumer watchdog if pollution-cheating software is found in its Australian cars. In an update on its investigation into the local impact of the car giant’s emissions fraud, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said a discovery of “defeat devices” would violate consumer law. Related: Emissions scandal: how the drive for diesel ran out of gas “As the enforcer of…

Town that Volkswagen built from scratch girds for trouble – U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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Volkswagen emissions scandal: what happens next for cars affected in UK? – The Guardian

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Which vehicles are affected? Volkswagen Group has announced that 1.2m cars and commercial vehicles will be recalled in the UK as a result of the diesel engine emissions scandal. This includes: Volkswagen – 508,276 Audi – 393,450 Seat – 76,773 Škoda – 131,569 Volkswagen cars and other commercial vehicles – 79,838 Which engines are involved? Anyone with a EA189 engine, which to most buyers means 1.2 litre, 1.6 litre and…

UAW Members Are Said to Reject Fiat Chrysler Contract – New York Times

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Navistar to build medium-duty trucks for GM – The Detroit News

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Class 4/5 trucks will be built at Navistar’s plant in Springfield, Ohio, and are expected to go into production in 2018. GM said Navistar will add 300 jobs and invest $12 million to upgrade the plant to build the new vehicles.(Photo: Navistar) General Motors Co. said Wednesday it has entered into a long-term agreement with Navistar International Corp., an Illinois-based producer of trucks, buses and military vehicles, to co-develop…

The Other Victims of the Volkswagen Scandal: Dealers – New York Times

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Ford UAW workers threaten strike; FCA-UAW contract hangs in balance – MLive.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

DETROIT, MI - Workers at Ford Motor Co.’s Kansas City, Mo. truck plant are on a five-day strike notice over disagreements with the Dearborn company. The Kansas City plant employs about 7,500 workers, who build the Ford F-150. “This action is necessary for two reasons,” UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles said in a statement. ”One, it honors a commitment your National Ford Delegates unanimously agreed to in March of this year, to…

Fiat Chrysler under-reported deaths and injuries – CNBC

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Under the Tread Act, manufacturers are required to report to NHTSA within five days of the end of each month any claims that their vehicles have been responsible for crashes resulting in deaths or injuries of any severity. The NHTSA said that it had warned Fiat Chrysler in July that it had found an apparent discrepancy in its early warning data. More from the Financial…

GM and Navistar to develop and make commercial trucks – Reuters

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

U.S. automaker General Motors Co said on Wednesday it will jointly develop and assemble medium-duty commercial vehicles with truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. GM said on Wednesday the agreement will help boost its Chevrolet commercial truck business. The move “strengthens Chevrolet’s providing commercial customers with more choices and one-stop shopping for a versatile lineup of trucks, vans and crossovers,” Ed Peper, GM’s U.S. vice president of fleet and…

Ford issues six recalls covering about 380K autos – CNBC

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ford Motor is recalling some older Windstar minivans to because a previous rear-axle recall repair might not work. The recall covers about 342,000 vans from 1998 through 2003. The company says the Windstars were recalled previously due to axle cracks that could grow and lead to complete failure and a crash. They’re being recalled again because a reinforcement bracket from the first recall could have…

UAW FCA contract on shaky ground as voting concludes – Detroit Free Press

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Buy Photo UAW President Dennis Williams will meet Thursday with leaders of Fiat Chrysler locals to consider the union’s next move if workers reject a four-year tentative labor agreement.(Photo: Regina Boone, Detroit Free Press)Buy Photo With the proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler on shaky ground, the UAW has called its Chrysler leaders to Warren on Thursday afternoon to figure out how to patch up relations with members or to negotiate with another automaker. If the…

Volkswagen: Political maneuvers behind the wheel? – CNBC

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Volkswagen “won’t be the same company” as the emissions scandal unwinds, Wolfgang Schaeuble, German’s austere finance minister, warned on Wednesday. On both sides of the Atlantic, Volkswagen’s — and indeed much of the carmaking industry’s — destiny is now more more in the hands of politicians than it has been for decades. Politicians will be under pressure both domestically and internationally to make the company, and maybe…

VW emissions scandal: 1.2m UK cars affected – The Guardian

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Volkswagen has revealed that almost 1.2m vehicles in the UK are involved in the diesel emissions scandal that has rocked the carmaker, meaning more than one in 10 of diesel cars on the country’s roads are affected. VW said the diesel vehicles include 508,276 Volkswagen cars, 393,450 Audis, 76,773 Seats, 131,569 Škodas and 79,838 Volkswagen commercial vehicles. The total number of vehicles affected is 1,189,906. This is the first time…

Volkswagen director says staff acted criminally over emissions tests – The Guardian

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Volkswagen board director who represents the state of Lower Saxony, which has a controlling stake in the carmaker, has said some some staff acted criminally in cheating emissions tests. Related: The Volkswagen emissions scandal explained Olaf Lies, Lower Saxony’s economy minister, also said the board only found out about the scandal just before it was announced, even though it was known about in the US for more than a…

Despite Volkswagen Scandal, Europe’s Diesel Habit Could Be Hard to Kick – New York Times

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Wide range of cars emit more pollution in realistic driving tests, data shows – The Guardian

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New diesel cars from Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo and other manufacturers have all been found to emit substantially higher levels of pollution when tested in more realistic driving conditions, according to new data seen by the Guardian. Research compiled by Adac, Europe’s largest motoring organisation, shows that some of the diesel cars it examined released over 10 times more NOx than revealed by existing EU tests, using an…

VW says 1.2m UK cars affected by emissions scandal – The Guardian

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Almost 1.2m Volkswagen vehicles in the UK are involved in the diesel emissions scandal that has rocked the German carmaker, underlining the scale of the crisis. VW said the diesel vehicles include 508,276 Volkswagen cars, 393,450 Audis, 76,773 Seats, 131,569 Skodas and 79,838 Volkswagen commercial vehicles. The total number of cars affected is 1,189,906. This is the first time that VW has revealed how many of the 11m cars that…

Fiat Chrysler Concedes Violating Rule on Reporting Death and Injury Claims – New York Times

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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UAW VP threatens strike at Ford F-150 plant – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

UAW Vice President James (Jimmy) Settles Jr. speaks during the 2015 Special Bargaining Convention at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit Tuesday, March 24, 2015.(Photo: Regina H. Boone) UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles told Ford workers Tuesday they should expect a different national agreement than the one Fiat Chrysler workers are voting on this week and is threatening to call a strike at Ford’s plant in Kansas City, Mo., over disagreements…