The FBI arrested Oliver Schmidt on Jan. 7 for lying to regulators about diesel emissions.
The U.S. Justice Department finds evidence against VW of criminal wrongdoing, while Tesla falls short of delivery projections and one of its cars catches fire during a test drive in France.
Three more states sue Volkswagen, claiming that emissions cheating with its diesel cars goes back further than was previously disclosed.
The Federal Trade Commission says it’s suing Volkswagen Group of America over deceptive ads created to promote its “clean diesel” cars.
The massive Takata air bag car recall has grown by another 2.5 million vehicles in just a few days.
The Takata air bag recall has expanded with 2.3 million more cars recalled, bringing the total recalls to more than 26 million vehicles.
The EPA hands Volkswagen a 2nd notice of violation of the Clean Air Act for more problems with VW’s diesel cars.
Volkswagen owners seem uncertain about keeping their cars, though they may feel they have no choice if they don’t want to lose money.
Volkswagen’s CEO resigns and a rash of class-action lawsuits are filed as the company’s woes over its diesel-engine emissions continue.
Volkswagen’s manipulation of its diesel autos’ emissions readings cost the company its reputation and the U.S. Treasury millions in improper tax credits.