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Dieselgate 2.0 – Is Fiat Chrysler Cheating on Emissions Too?

Dieselgate has left a black mark on the reputation of Volkswagen. In the past few weeks, the company has admitted to criminal charges, settled those charges for $4.3 billion, and had six executives indicted for its emissions scandal. VW stock has been volatile ever since the discovery of its defeat device software, and VW consumers have flooded courts with their grievances. This has made life more difficult for all automakers as scrutiny on diesel emissions have increased, but one company in particular is feeling the heat more than most automakers. Was Fiat Chrysler Cheating on Emissions Too? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has dropped a bombshell on Fiat Chrysler (FCA). These environment regulators believe they have discovered emissions cheating software in some 104,000 model year 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokees with diesel engines. This discovery…
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Did Mitsubishi Get Caught Violating Emissions Rules?

Mitsubishi is a rather small car manufacturer in Japan. The company has been around since before World War II—when they made fighter planes for the Japanese military—but now this little company is endangered, and the reason why sounds very familiar. Did Mitsubishi Get Caught Violating Emissions Rules? In Japan, Mitsubishi has a partnership with the much larger company Nissan Motors, and provides certain small vehicle models to the company as part of that partnership, but the relationship between these companies may now be strained. That’s because the engineers at Nissan may have found a flaw in some of the models Mitsubishi sells to it. What’s The Problem With Some Mitsubishi Cars? Nissan recently tested fuel consumption rates on several vehicles, and found that Mitsubishi had been using incorrect numbers to test the fuel economy of certain models. This faulty testing procedure means that 625,000 cars manufactured over the last three…
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VW Has Another Dieselgate Fix, But Will It Work?

A few months ago, Volkswagen submitted plans to the California Air Resources Board (CARB)—the agency in charge of handling the Dieselgate debacle—but the regulation agency rejected VW’s solution. It took a while, but VW submitted new plans to handle its “defeat device” vehicles here in the US, and CARB seems to be pleased by the new effort. Will VW owners finally have a solution for their pollution-mobiles? VW Has Another Dieselgate Fix, But Will It Work? Sources close to Bloomberg are reporting that Volkswagen has submitted plans to CARB to fix 2.0-liter diesel vehicles that have the “defeat device” software installed in their computer systems. There’s only one problem; some of the cars cannot be fixed. This leaves an estimated 300,000 vehicles with no way to become compliant with EPA regulations, so VW says they will buy those cars back. Will VW Buy Back All Dieselgate Vehicles? After the sound…
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Why Won’t Volkswagen Compensate European Defeat Device Victims?

Since the VW scandal broke, people have been up in arms trying to make sure Volkswagen pays for their deception, but new evidence is coming to light that VW might not be as willing to make amends as previously thought. Why Won’t Volkswagen Compensate European Defeat Device Victims? Elzbieta Bienkowska, the former deputy prime minister of Poland and current European commissioner of industry, has repeatedly urged Volkswagen to compensate its European consumers. However, VW CEO Matthias Muller and his company have refused to budge on the issue. VW is giving U.S. owners affected by dieselgate a $500 prepaid Visa card as well as $500 in dealership credit, but the company refuses to give such compensations to European victims of the defeat device. The company says that past recall figures prove that the values of European vehicles aren’t affected by recalls, and the company claims that dieselgate has broken no EU…
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