1. 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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  3. 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.…

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  4. Volkswagen, parent company of Audi, has been caught cheating EPA rules by a team of researchers.

    The company used a "defeat device" to get around EPA emissions standards for air pollution.

    "The EPA says the "defeat device" is sophisticated software on VW cars that detects when the car is going through official emissions testing. When the software recognizes an official test is underway, it turns on full emissions controls to make it appear the emission standards are within the rules. Once the official tests are completed, the emission controls are decreased during normal driving."…

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  5. Cold weather has been locking up the power steering in newer SQ5 crossovers.

    If you notice a power steering light illuminate on the instrument panel, prepare for a possible loss of power steering assist. [Audi] says a call should immediately be placed to a dealership to have the SUV inspected. Dealers will check for problems in the steering motor sensor.

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  6. Here's something that doesn't happen every day. Despite agreeing with the Audi defense team's arguments, a Californian Judge is giving Audi owners help with their oil consumption problems.

    A lawsuit was filed against Audi accusing them of manufacturing engines that chug through pints of oil like a sailor in port. In court, Audi didn't deny the issue but instead argued why it didn't matter.…

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  7. Manufacturers can sometimes drag their feet when it comes to issuing recalls.

    But whenever there's reports of fuel leaking out of cars they start to move like someone lit a fire under their butt. That's because, well ... there might actually be real fires soon.…

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  8. You know the old saying "what you don't know can't hurt you"?

    It's one of my Uncle's favorites, along with "don't look a gift horse in the mouth." I still don't know what a gift horse is or why I'd look it in the mouth, but I digress. Anyway, it turns out some things you don't know can hurt you and here's one example.…

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  9. Some Audi vehicles will only give you half the airbags you need during a bad crash.

    Audi discovered a problem during routine testing in August 2014 when it found an improper algorithm in the air bag control module. Audi found if a crash triggers the deployment of the side air bags, a second impact to the front of the vehicle may not trigger the front air bags to deploy.

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