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    #31
    VW caught manipulating its diesel car emissions tests

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    Last edited by the plastic paddy; 25-September-2015, 21:16.

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      #32
      http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2016...gen-emissions/

      US files Volkswagen settlement, details buybacks

      German car maker Volkswagen has agreed to pay more than $15.3 billion in a settlement with US regulators over pollution caused by its diesel vehicles.
      This is according to a source briefed on the matter.
      The settlement stems from VW's admission in September that it intentionally misled regulators by installing secret software that allowed US vehicles to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution.
      It covers 475,000 2.0-litre vehicles.
      The US Justice Department filed a proposed consent decree that confirms VW will set aside $10.033 billion to cover buybacks and fixes, $2 billion to invest in green energy funds and $2.7 billion to offset diesel emissions.
      A source briefed on the matter said VW would announce a separate settlement with at least 44 US states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that will cost at least $600m.
      The actual amount VW will spend on buybacks could be significantly less if regulators approve fixes and owners opt to get vehicles repaired.
      Most owners will get at least $5,100 in compensation in addition to the pre-scandal value of the cars and up to $10,000, documents filed today said.
      Volkswagen expects to begin buying back vehicles in October, when a US judge is expected to give final approval to the settlement and is to start proposing fixes in November.
      Some vehicles will require significant mechanical fixes.
      Volkswagen cannot resell or export the vehicles bought back unless the US Environmental Protection Agency approves a fix, the documents said.
      Volkswagen must repair or buy back 85% of the 475,000 vehicles by June 2019 or face penalties of $100m for every percentage point it falls below that figure.
      The settlement does not cover fees for the lawyers of owners suing VW or address 80,000 larger polluting 3.0 litre Porsche, Audi and VW diesel cars.
      Also to be decided later is the amount of any civil fine VW faces under the US Clean Air Act for emissions violations.

      Source: Reuters

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        #33
        Holy sh!t...
        He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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          #34
          Looks like MB/Daimler in on it as well.

          http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...ful-emissions/

          Considering a lot of UK reg Mercs have made their over here the past few years could be a tricky situation as Dealer network here might not approve of them
          Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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            #35
            Lots of reports of "post fix" VAG diesels running poorly, with reduced power, increased fuel consumption, and failing EGR valves.

            It's a bit of a mess for them, and residuals are bound to be affected.
            Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
            Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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              #36
              Were Audi, Skoda and Seat affected?

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                #37
                Originally posted by The Last Stand View Post
                Were Audi, Skoda and Seat affected?
                Yep.
                Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
                Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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                  #38
                  Ok. No Diesels then

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                    #39
                    Petrol emissions now being dragged into a scandal.
                    Drive Petrol kill the planet, drive Diesel kill people.


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                      #40
                      Originally posted by Sulla View Post
                      Looks like MB/Daimler in on it as well.

                      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...ful-emissions/

                      Considering a lot of UK reg Mercs have made their over here the past few years could be a tricky situation as Dealer network here might not approve of them
                      https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54153126

                      German carmaker Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, has agreed to pay $1.5bn (£1.2bn) to resolve US government claims that it designed its diesel vehicles to cheat air pollution tests.

                      The firm was investigated for installing software to evade emissions laws in 250,000 Mercedes cars and vans.

                      US officials said they hoped the fine would deter future misbehaviour.

                      Daimler called the deal an "important step" towards resolving diesel proceedings but denied the claims.

                      "By resolving these proceedings, Daimler avoids lengthy court actions with respective legal and financial risks," the company said.

                      In addition to the $1.5bn settlement with US authorities, Daimler said it had agreed to pay $700m to settle a class action lawsuit brought by owners.

                      It also disclosed "further expenses of a mid three-digit-million EUR amount to fulfil requirements of the settlements."

                      Clean Air Act
                      The deals, which Daimler had said it was nearing last month, conclude an investigation that the US started in 2016, after "defeat devices" were discovered through testing.

                      Officials said that an $875m fine included in the $1.5bn settlement with authorities is the second-largest civil penalty the US has ever imposed under its Clear Air Act and the largest if measured on a per-vehicle basis.

                      Daimler has also agreed to fix the affected cars, which were sold between 2009 and 2016, at no cost to their owners. US officials said that commitment was worth about $400m.

                      At a press conference on Monday, Andrew Wheeler, the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, said: "The message we are sending today is clear: We will enforce the law.

                      "If you try to cheat the system and mislead the public, you will be caught. Those who violate public trust in pursuit of profits will forfeit both."

                      Bigger emissions scandal
                      The penalties are the latest in a wide-ranging scandal that has cast a cloud over the motor industry since 2015, when Volkswagen admitted to installing secret software on vehicles sold in the US.

                      The system allowed the cars to emit up to 40 times legally permitted emissions and evade detection during tests.

                      Volkswagen later admitted the devices affected more than 11 million vehicles globally. The company more than $20bn to resolve claims in the US alone.

                      But investigations soon widened to other companies, including Ford, Mitsubishi, and Nissan.

                      In 2018, Daimler recalled more than 700,000 vehicles in Europe that had "defeat devices" installed. BMW and Porsche have also recalled cars over the issue.

                      Fiat Chrysler in Europe were raided this summer over the matter. The firm agreed to an estimated $800m settlement to resolve civil claims in the US in January.

                      Daimler said the US settlement concerned vehicles that were not sold in the same configurations in Europe.
                      He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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