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Justice Dept., Volkswagen reach pact to recall 83K diesel vehicles

The U.S. Justice Department announced a partial settlement in federal court in…

 

Volkswagen will spend more than $15 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3B

WASHINGTON — Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer…

 

In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, the Volkswagen logo is seen on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh.  A person briefed on the matter said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Volkswagen has reached an agreement with the U.S. government to spend just over $1 billion to compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that cheat on emissions tests. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Judge: VW owners can pick buybacks, fixes in emissions deal

An agreement will give consumers who bought nearly 600,000 Volkswagen vehicles rigged…

 

In this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo, John Swanton, spokesman with the California Air Resources Board, explains how a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the emissions test lab in El Monte. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Source: VW, gov’t ink deal to pay owners of cheating diesels

DETROIT — Volkswagen, the U.S. government and private lawyers have reached a…

In this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo, John Swanton, spokesman with the California Air Resources Board, explains how a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the emissions test lab in El Monte. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
In this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo, John Swanton, spokesman with the California Air Resources Board, explains how a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the emissions test lab in El Monte. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

California regulators reject Volkswagen recall plan

LOS ANGELES — California regulators on Tuesday rejected Volkswagen's recall plan for…

In this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo, John Swanton, spokesman with the California Air Resources Board, explains how a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the emissions test lab in El Monte. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)
In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, the grille of a Volkswagen car for sale is decorated with the iconic company symbol in Boulder, Colo. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels

DETROIT — When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines…

In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, the grille of a Volkswagen car for sale is decorated with the iconic company symbol in Boulder, Colo. (Brennan Linsley/AP)
In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, the Volkswagen logo of a car is photographed during a car show in Frankfurt, Germany. (Michael Probst/AP)

VW diesel owners to get $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers

DETROIT — Owners of 482,000 diesel Volkswagens and Audis in the U.S.…

In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, the Volkswagen logo of a car is photographed during a car show in Frankfurt, Germany. (Michael Probst/AP)
Volkswagen almost inevitably will have to compensate owners of diesel cars equipped with emissions-rigging software. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Lawsuits could force VW to buy back cheating diesels

DETROIT — Volkswagen almost inevitably will have to compensate owners of diesel…

Volkswagen almost inevitably will have to compensate owners of diesel cars equipped with emissions-rigging software. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there's additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would potentially help exhaust systems run cleaner during government tests.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

More VW trouble: 2016 diesels have new suspect software

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators say they have a lot more questions for…

Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there's additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would potentially help exhaust systems run cleaner during government tests.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company has signed on to make a film about the Volkswagen’s fuel emmission’s scandal. (Craig Ruttle/AP)

Scoop: Leonardo DiCaprio sinks his teeth into Volkswagen scandal

Go, Leo, go! Leonardo DiCaprio is going to make a movie about…

Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company has signed on to make a film about the Volkswagen’s fuel emmission’s scandal. (Craig Ruttle/AP)
A tantra teacher who made DVDs on yoga for lovers and taught classes at a clothing-optional retreat was found shot to death on near this Marin County hiking trail still holding onto the leash of his wounded dog, authorities said. (Robert Tong/Marin Independent Journal via AP)

Three arrests made in killing of California yoga teacher

FAIRFAX — Three people have been arrested in the killing of a…

A tantra teacher who made DVDs on yoga for lovers and taught classes at a clothing-optional retreat was found shot to death on near this Marin County hiking trail still holding onto the leash of his wounded dog, authorities said. (Robert Tong/Marin Independent Journal via AP)
Newly appointed Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller smiles during a press statement after a meeting of Volkswagen's supervisory board in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, after CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned on Wednesday amid an emissions scandal. (Michael Sohn/AP)

VW taps head of Porsche to be new CEO amid emissions scandal

BERLIN — Volkswagen's board appointed the head of its Porsche unit as…

Newly appointed Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller smiles during a press statement after a meeting of Volkswagen's supervisory board in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, after CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned on Wednesday amid an emissions scandal. (Michael Sohn/AP)
Volkswagen supervisory board member Wolfgang Porsche, acting supervisory board head Berthold Huber, and Stephan Weil, governor of Lower Saxony and member of the supervisory board, from left, give a statement announcing that CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down amid an emissions scandal in the company's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

Volkswagen CEO steps down, takes responsibility for scandal

BERLIN — Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned Wednesday, days after admitting that…

Volkswagen supervisory board member Wolfgang Porsche, acting supervisory board head Berthold Huber, and Stephan Weil, governor of Lower Saxony and member of the supervisory board, from left, give a statement announcing that CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down amid an emissions scandal in the company's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)
A woman watches a video statement by Volkswagen AG  CEO Martin Winterkorn, on the company's website, in Hanover, Germany,  Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015. (Julian Sratenschulte/dpa via AP)

VW CEO: ‘I am endlessly sorry’ brand is tarnished

DETROIT — Volkswagen AG's smog-test scandal escalated Tuesday as the company acknowledged…

A woman watches a video statement by Volkswagen AG  CEO Martin Winterkorn, on the company's website, in Hanover, Germany,  Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015. (Julian Sratenschulte/dpa via AP)
In this Nov. 20, 2008 file photo a Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel engine is displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

VW rocked by US emissions scandal as stock slides 17 percent

BERLIN — Volkswagen's chief executive was under withering pressure Monday as an…

In this Nov. 20, 2008 file photo a Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel engine is displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
In this photo taken Feb. 14, 2013, a Volkswagen logo is seen on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh.  (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

EPA says VW intentionally violates clean air standards

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered Volkswagen to fix…

In this photo taken Feb. 14, 2013, a Volkswagen logo is seen on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh.  (Gene J. Puskar/AP)