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    A timing chain tensioner lawsuit has been filed in New Jersey claiming multiple Audi and VW vehicles are at risk of complete engine failure due to a manufacturing defect.

    The lawsuit accuses Volkswagen of intentionally concealing the defect.…

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    A jury has blamed Audi for injuries sustained during an A4 Quattro crash. It's a sad story.

    An 11-year-old boy was sitting behind his father, the driver, when the car was struck from behind. The force of the impact caused the driver's seat-back to collapse and the two occupants hit heads. The boy suffered partial blindness and permanent brain damage:

    "The jury ruled the design and manufacturing of the A4 Quattro was defective and caused the seat-back to collapse, striking and injuring the boy."…

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    VW has issued a recall for 850,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators, 170,000 of which belong to Audi.

    "Volkswagen says the driver's side frontal airbags use "non-desiccated" SDI and PSDI-5 Takata inflators. Non-desiccated simply means they aren't protected from moisture. That moisture is at the heart of the exploding airbags, as it's believed moisture affects the explosive chemical used to deploy the airbags."…

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    VW says 734 model year 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5 vehicles have seat-mounted airbags that could explode on the front driver or passenger side.

    "In June 2015, VW learned of an accident involving a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan where the Takata side airbag inflator exploded and injured the driver under the left arm. VW later ordered a large scale analysis of airbag parts after two failed tests occurred at Takata."…

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    The EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have rejected Volkswagen's plan to fix the 500,000 diesel vehicles that contain defeat devices.

    They also don't buy that VW didn't lie, like the CEO insists.

    "“They [Volkswagen] continued and compounded the lie and when they were caught they tried to deny it. The result is thousands of tons of nitrogen oxide that have harmed the health of Californians. They need to make it right. Today's action is a step in the direction of assuring that will happen." - CARB"

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    Do you sit in your car's seats? Yeah, of course you do. But it turns out if you own certain Audi cars, that could be a problem.

    "Audi is recalling about 21,000 A6 and A7 cars equipped with heated/cooled seats ... with passenger occupant detection system modules that can malfunction. Audi says stress and wear can cause problems with an internal connector or body-sensing mat inside the front passenger seat."…

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    No Audi vehicles have been recalled for Takata airbags ... yet.

    But news of another death caused by the defective inflators has the community on edge.

    "NHTSA says the death occurred to a teenage boy who was behind the wheel of a 2001 Honda Accord. Early reports suggest the boy was only 13 and had taken the car for an unauthorized joy ride, running off the road and striking a tree."

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    More VW and Audi emissions recalls will be needed now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has hit the company with a second notice of Clean Air violations.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, no seriously --- what the heck were you guys thinking?…

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    aking in front of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, VW USA CEO, Michael Horn, didn't have much good news to share. Horn said he believes each vehicle will require 5 to 10 hours of work to bring the cars legal according to the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, Mr. Horn said it's possible repairs on the cars could cost more than the value of the cars.

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    A class-action lawsuit has been filed in California saying VW wouldn't have been able to sell a single vehicle in the US without their defeat devices.

    The suit claims Volkswagen and Audi have violated California's Unfair Competition Law and is particularly upset about the brash "clean diesel" campaign that fooled consumers.…