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Old September 22nd, 2015, 09:56   #1
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Exclamation Dieselgate: VW Diesel Emissions Scandal - Information & FAQ

Below is a list of information know about the VW Diesel Emissions Scandal. There will be no commentary in this thread. For that you can go to the very quickly moving thread here http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=448053.
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Time line via press Releases and media statements:
5/30/2014 WVU CAFEE study that uncovered the emissions scandal: http://www.theicct.org/use-emissions...el-vehicles-us
9/18/2015 EPA press release: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/dfc8e33b5ab162b985257ec40057813b!OpenDocument
9/18/2015 EPA notice of violation: http://www3.epa.gov/otaq/cert/docume...a-09-18-15.pdf
9/18/2015 CARB compliance letter set to Volkswagen: http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/in_use...nce_letter.htm
9/18/2015 Volkswagen statement regarding EPA investigation: http://media.vw.com/release/1064/
9/18/2015 Stop sale notice from VWoA to dealers: http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/3209/stop-sale-note3.pdf
9/20/2015 STATEMENT OF PROF. DR. MARTIN WINTERKORN, CEO OF VOLKSWAGEN AG: http://media.vw.com/release/1066/
9/20/2015 VW’s Emissions Cheating Found by Curious Clean-Air Group - Washington Post article with an overview: http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?...206LJABAVM0V73.
9/21/2015 "Volkswagen Canada has issued a stop-sale order to our dealers for all of the affected vehicles pending resolution of this matter": http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/volk...ging-1.3236548..
9/21/2015 Tech presentation from TDIFest over the Labor Day weekend on the subject of DEF and SCR by TDIMeister: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.p...postcount=1613
9/21/2015 Volkswagen the subject of an upcoming congressional hearing: http://energycommerce.house.gov/pres...issions-issues
9/22/2015 CEO Martin Winterkorn issues profuse apology: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...ide-6.5bn.html
9/22/2015 Ad hoc announcement from Volkswagen AG
9/23/2015 Volkswagen Canada Suspends Sales of Vehicles Named in US EPA Notice
9/23/2015 STATEMENT BY PROF. DR. WINTERKORN
9/23/2015 STATEMENT FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF VOLKSWAGEN AG'S SUPERVISORY BOARD
9/24/2015 Time line and background from Reuters
9/25/2015 Matthias Müller appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group
9/25/2015 THE VOLKSWAGEN GROUP IS RESTRUCTURING: SUPERVISORY BOARD PASSES RESOLUTIONS FOR NEW ORGANIZATION
9/25/2015 STATEMENT BY THE SUPERVISORY BOARD OF VOLKSWAGEN AG
9/25/2015 DR. HERBERT DIESS, CEO OF THE VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS BRAND, EXPLAINS: "WE ARE WORKING AT FULL SPEED ON A SOLUTION."
9/25/2015 VW Canada creates a website dedicated to this issue: http://www.vwemissionsinfo.ca
9/25/2015 VW of America has a website with FAQ and official information: www.vwdieselinfo.com
9/29/2015 Volkswagen Has Refit Plan For Emissions-Rigged Vehicles, Says CEO
9/30/2015 VW and Audi Returning Green Car Of The Year® Awards, Vehicles Deemed Ineligible
10/01/2015: VW says emission scandal investigations to take months
10/06/2015: VW News Release: Matthias Müller: "We will overcome this crisis"
10/06/2015: Kelley Blue Book: Volkswagen Diesel Car Values Decline 13%
10/06/2015: VW has no evidence against suspended top engineers: source
10/06/2015: VW CEO says recall to start in January, be completed end-2016 *Most likely this does NOT include Canada and the US.
10/07/2015: VW appoints Hans-Dieter Pötsch as chairman - Detusche Welle
10/07/2015: Volkswagen plays down hopes of quick answers over emissions cheating - Reuters
10/07/2015: EPA officials tell House panel they cannot detail VW probe - Reuters
10/07/2015: Volkswagen Withdraws U.S. Request to Certify 2016 Model-Year Vehicles - NASDAQ article
10/07/2015: TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL HORN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC. BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS
10/08/2015: VW offices raided in emissions probe - Deutsche Welle
10/08/2015: Michael Horn testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the Volkswagen emission - NPR
10/08/2015: Excerpts from above testimony
10/08/2015: Older VW diesels will need software and hardware fixes, Horn tells lawmakers - autonews.com
10/08/2015: U.S. House slams regulators for not catching Volkswagen for years - reuters.com
10/08/2015: Excerpts from above testimony
10/08/2015: Older VW diesels will need software and hardware fixes, Horn tells lawmakers - autonews.com
10/13/2015: VOLKSWAGEN BRAND BOARD OF MANAGEMENT TAKES STRATEGIC DECISIONS (inc. Reorientation of the diesel strategy)
C DECISIONS
10/14/2015: At least 30 involved in VW diesel cheat: Spiegel
10/14/2015: VW denies report saying over 30 managers involved in emissions rigging
10/14/2015:VW veteran lined up to be North America boss quits
10/14/2015: 2016 VW Diesels Have New Software Affecting Emissions Tests

10/15/2015:Germany mandatory orders recall of 2.4 million Volkswagen cars - WSJ
10/15/2015: Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in Germany decides on recall for affected EA 189 diesel vehicles - VW Media release
10/15/2015: Fix may soon be ready for Volkswagen Passat diesel engines - CBC
10/16/2015: Daimler AG agrees to move of Board Member for Integrity and Legal Affairs to Volkswagen AG

10/19/2015: Volkswagen diesel owners in U.S. face lost value and limbo - Reuters
10/20/2015: Volkswagen Suspends 5th Executive in Emissions Scandal - NY Times
10/20/2015 Volkswagen’s brand value still high with Germans: Survey - CNBC
10/21/2015: : VW's Emissions Retrofit May Be Among Costliest Recalls Ever - Bloomberg
10/22/2015: VW examining if newer engine involved in emissions scandal - Globe and Mail
10/22/2015: VW examines newer engine's involvement in emissions scandal - Reuters
10/27/2015: VW shelves overhaul of U.S. business until scandal abates: sources - Reuters
10/28/2015: Volkswagen books first quarterly loss in 15 years - Deutsche Welle
10/28/2015:Matthias Müller unveils next steps for the Volkswagen Group - VW News Release
10/28/2015: Volkswagen Group generates operating profit before special items of EUR 10.2 billion (EUR 9.4 billion) by the end of September - VW News Release
10/28/2015: VW dealers offer hefty discounts as diesel crisis keeps U.S. buyers away - Reuters
11/02/2015: VW, Porsche, Audi 3.0-liter diesels also have 'defeat devices,' EPA says - Automotive News
11/02/2015: EPA: VW cheated on Audi, Porsche diesel SUVs, too - USA Today
11/06/2015: Germany to retest VW cars as scandal pushes Berlin to act - Reuters
11/09/2015: Volkswagen moves to appease angry customers, workers - Reuters
11/09/2015: Email was sent to VW of Canada to owners of affected 2.0l TDI vehicles stating: "Very shortly, Volkswagen Canada will be offering Owners of affected TDI vehicles an Owner Credit Package as a gesture of goodwill for your continued patience."

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Technical Papers
September 2015 white paper NOx Control Technologies for Euro 6 Diesel Passenger Cars: http://www.theicct.org/sites/default...2009152015.pdf
TDIFest 2015: TDIMeister's TDIFest 2015 Tech Presentation - Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and SCR
Affected vehicles in the US:

Real world testing:

Vehicle A = 2012 Jetta SportWagen TDI DSG (LNT), Vehicle B = 2013 Passat TDI DSG (SCR), Vehicle C = 2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d (SCR)
Here is a summary article of the test that brought this issue to light: http://www.citylab.com/crime/2015/09...kswagen/407149
EPA federal emissions test procedure:

There is lots of good information in all of the links above. It is highly recommended reading if you want to know the facts.
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